Iran is a Threat to the United States

The U.S. should not accept any deal that allows Iran to maintain a nuclear program

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress, I released the following statement.

A nuclear Iran is unacceptable.

Iran’s turbulent past, along with its unstable central government prove that the country cannot be trusted, especially when negotiating issues like weapons of mass destructions.

For this reason, I have long opposed any negotiated deals between Iran and the international community that would allow Iran to maintain a nuclear program in any form.

As Prime Minister Netanyahu noted yesterday, a nuclear Iran is a dangerous threat to Israel and to the entire international community. Preventing a nuclear Iran is undeniably critical to the national security of the United States.

We must work together with the nation of Israel and all our allies to confront this serious threat.

Editor's note: Congressman Turner is the former Chairman and current member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.Under his leadership, the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces provided strong support to the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system. For FY 2015, Congressman Turner has strongly supported additional support for the Iron Dome.


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