INDIANA, (WOWO): Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is reacting to the Iranian Nuclear Agreement that was announced over the weekend.
The agreement was reached by representatives from Iran, the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany. However in a statement, the Congresswoman feels it fails to adequately constrain Iran's nuclear program and does nothing to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons in the future.
Walorski agrees that it places important restrictions on the middle-eastern nation, but points out that it does not require them to disassemble their nuclear enrichment equipment or centrifuges.
Walorski is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and contributed to a House Bill calling for full implementation of sanctions on Iran.
Congresswoman Walorski’s Statement:
“I am extremely concerned that this deal fails to adequately constrain Iran’s nuclear program and does nothing to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons in the future. While the deal places important restrictions on Iran, it does not require Iran to disassemble its nuclear enrichment equipment or dismantle its centrifuges, enabling Iran to continue nuclear weapons development at any time.
“Despite the fact that Iran has proven untrustworthy for decades, the ultimate success of this plan depends on Iran keeping its word, and the agreement does nothing to ensure the long-term security of the United States and its allies in the Middle East.
“I am disappointed the United States has ceded much of its bargaining power in a deal that fails to halt all of Iran’s enrichment activities. I will continue to watch developments in the region closely. A strong national security policy is a critical priority for Hoosier families, who want to go to bed at night feeling safe and secure in their communities.”