Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement regarding Iran after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s speech, “Beyond the Echo Chamber: Considerations on U.S. Policy Toward Iran”:
“The Iran nuclear deal remains deeply flawed, just like the 1994 Agreed Framework that failed to stop the North Korean nuclear threat that confronts us now. Ambassador Haley rightly asked today how we can know whether Iran is truly abiding by the nuclear deal ‘if inspectors are not allowed to look everywhere they should look.’
“As America grapples with threats like Assad’s repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria and Putin’s aggression in eastern Europe and interference in democratic elections around the world, we cannot forget that President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran gave back more than $100 billion in frozen assets to the terror-supporting regime in Tehran that supports Assad, works closely with Putin, and is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
“We must be clear eyed about Iran’s dangers to U.S. national security interests, and I remain eager to work with the Trump Administration and the many others in Congress who desire a new, stronger policy for ending Iran’s nuclear and missile threats, combating Tehran’s support for international terrorism, and calling out the Iranian regime’s systematic and egregious violations of its own people’s human rights.”