Noem Votes Against President’s Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem today voted against the President’s nuclear deal with Iran, joining the majority of House members in her opposition to the deal.
“The President’s agreement with Iran was poorly negotiated, fails to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapon capabilities, and ultimately undermines the security of the United States and our allies,” said Noem. “We need to walk away from this agreement – there’s no other way to put it.”
In addition to joining the House in voting down the President’s nuclear deal with Iran, Noem helped the House pass legislation this week to take away the President’s authority to waive, suspend, or reduce existing sanctions on Iran until January 2017, when a new President would take office. She also supported legislation that asserts the President has failed to fully comply with the law by not submitting to Congress two additional side agreements.
“From the very beginning, the United States entered these negotiations with the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This agreement fundamentally fails to ensure that,” said Noem. “What’s more, the President’s proposal eliminates Iran’s sanctions almost immediately, neglects anywhere-anytime inspections, and allows this State Sponsor of Terrorism to keep its nuclear infrastructure intact. It’s a bad deal and it must be stopped.”