February 2, 2016
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting against legislation that would violate the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and clear the path for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.
“We must address Iran’s conventional weapons program and sponsorship of terror through strict sanctions or other means, but today’s proposal would allow Iran to restart its nuclear weapons program by violating the terms of the very agreement that is forcing Iran to dismantle the program. This reckless approach would make us less safe and undermine our global leadership at a time when we face new and dynamic threats.”
Peters continued by presenting the Iran Ballistic Missile Prevention and Sanctions Act as a superior approach, “Instead of voting on bills that will never become law, we should be working together on the things we agree on. This proposal would crack down on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles that could be used to threaten Israel without undermining our attempts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
Congressman Peters announced his support for the JCPOA in August in an opinion editorial in the San Diego Union Tribune.