Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Byrne Says President’s Deal with Iran is Dangerous

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday, President Obama announced that a deal has been reached with Iran regarding the use of nuclear weapons.

Republican Candidate for the 1st Congressional District of Alabama, Bradley Byrne from Montrose, released a written statement after the president’s announcement. Former State Senator Byrne said,

“Yesterday’s announcement in Geneva is a dangerous step forward for the international community and our most important ally in the Middle East, Israel. This deal allows Iran to enrich uranium while easing sanctions that took years to implement, a combination that will have devastating effects on the security and stability of the region. We should not loosen sanctions established by the United Nations Security Council and should instead protect our ally, Israel, by not allowing Iran to enrich uranium and continue their progress towards obtaining nuclear weapons capabilities.”

Sen. Byrne was not alone in his condemnation of the deal that President Obama reached with Iran’s Shiite leaders.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D) from New York said to a Jewish group,

“Democrats and Republicans are going to work together to see that we don’t let up on these sanctions…until Iran gives up not only its nuclear weapons, but all nuclear weapon capability, all enriched uranium. Every time the Arab world, the Palestinians, have risen against us, we have risen to defeat them. The one existential threat to Israel’s existence is a nuclear Iran.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) called the President’s deal with Iran,

“Unacceptable,” and “I think this interim deal with Iran is, in fact, Dangerous. It is a deal that brings Iran closer to becoming a nuclear power.”

Whether or not to lift sanctions with Iran will be an issue that Congress will have to address in coming weeks.

Both Saudi Arabia and Israel have been critical of the deal, while Ayatollah Khomeini has declared victory in the deal.

Bradley Byrne hopes that he is part of that debate. Byrne still faces Democrat, Burton LeFlore in a December special election.

Alabama’s First Congressional District became vacant when Rep. Jo Bonner (R) from Mobile resigned to accept a position working for the University of Alabama system.

 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Brandon Moseley
Written By

Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

DIG DEEPER

Opinion

"Electric vehicles are cheaper to drive and maintain than their gas-powered competitors and provide high-paying jobs for Alabamians."

State

In 2018, Alabama’s Wiregrass experienced substantial losses due to agriculture damage caused by Hurricane Michael.

Featured Opinion

"If Alabamians want a fighter and a problem-solver, then there needs to be another choice."

Featured Opinion

"Solving problems is hard work. It's much easier to just lie to people and hope they never find out."