(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement today after voting in support of H. R. 3460, To suspend until January 21, 2017, the authority of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran:

“Central to the unrest in the Middle East, Iran looms as a volatile country with a heinous record of human rights violations. The Iranian government is a threat to democracy with their support of radical militant groups, and is an economic fuel to terrorist organizations across the region.

“The core issue is this: Iran cannot be trusted. Time and again, they have proven their hostility toward the United States, our allies, and the cause of freedom.

“Today, I voted for legislation that prohibits the President from suspending or limiting the sanctions that Congress has strategically placed on Iran, and restricts the White House from removing the dangerous foreign terrorists listed within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed in Vienna. I do not support the proposed nuclear deal with Iran and will continue to call for stronger oversight regarding Iran’s ultimate goal to achieve a nuclear weapon.”


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