Congressman Adrian Smith takes to the House floor to formally announce he will vote against the Iran nuclear deal.
Smith tells colleagues the rhetoric of President Barack Obama, when he states it is either this deal or war, is irresponsible.
“Economic sanctions have served as one of the most effective peaceful methods of suppressing the Iranian regime. When our national security is on the line, reaching no deal is certainly better than advancing a bad deal,” Smith states.
The Obama Administration worked with Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China in reaching the deal with Iran. The agreement was announced in Vienna earlier this year after 18 months of negotiations between Iran and the coalition.
Smith says Congress should reject it.
“Congress must stop this bad deal and pursue a stronger agreement which enforces greater accountability measures on Iran and priorities the safety of our country and our allies.”