Senator Lankford Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released the following statement on the United States and five other nations reaching a nuclear deal with Iran:
“I have reasonable concerns with what has been announced regarding the Iran nuclear agreement. While I remain hopeful for a diplomatic solution, Iran is the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism according to our State Department—this fact is impossible to ignore. The initial reports suggest that the UN would have limited or delayed access to challenge inspections and the end to Iran’s arms embargo would end relatively quickly. The leadership of Iran is a threat to its neighbors and the World, therefore we should closely analyze and debate this deal before any sanctions relief occurs. Congress now has 60 days to discuss and vote on this agreement. I look forward to seeing the printed details and discussing the proposal.”
Senator Lankford serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.