Burr on Iran Deal: American People Aren’t Buying Into Bad Deal

August 5, 2015

WASHINGTON –Today U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in response to the President’s speech at American University on the deal with Iran:

“Today, the President badly mischaracterized what the nuclear agreement with Iran would accomplish. The President is trying to sell the American people a bad deal and we aren’t buying it. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is dangerously limited in the safeguards it provides for America and its allies.  The President’s plan inadequately addresses Iran’s technological nuclear advancement, which would need better monitoring than this plan provides. We owe the American people, the Israeli people, and our allies in the region our best possible effort to rein in a known state sponsor of terrorism.  I will not support this agreement and, as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I will continue my efforts to ensure that we fully understand Iran’s capabilities and intentions.”