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Risch: Iran Deal Negotiated Behind Closed Doors Will Reward Terrorists and Human Rights Offenders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the administration’s efforts to rejoin JCPOA:

“The Biden Administration has continued its pursuit of a deal with Iran despite objections from our Middle East partners and legitimate oversight concerns from both chambers of Congress. Reports out of Vienna are unsettling at best, and I’m appalled at the concessions this administration is considering to placate the Iranian regime.

“A deal that provides $90-$130 billion in sanctions relief, relieves sanctions against Iran’s worst terror and human rights offenders, and delists the IRGC does not support our national security interests. Worse, this deal could enable Putin to continue to build out his nuclear arsenal and benefit financially in the midst of his assault against Ukraine. The administration should walk away.”