Rep. Rogers on Iran Deal: We Have Rewarded Very Bad and Dangerous Behavior

‘It says you can continue to enrich - that’s what the Iranians believe - and they have made no changes, no changes in the development of their nuclear weapon program’

Rep. Rogers on Iran: 'We Have Just Rewarded Very Bad and Dangerous Behavior' (RealClearPolitics)

REP. MIKE ROGERS (R-MICHIGAN): We have just rewarded very bad and dangerous behavior. So think about what this agreement does. It says you can continue to enrich - that's what the Iranians believe - and they have made no changes, no changes in the development of their nuclear weapon program. I can tell that you with a high degree of certainty.

So here is the leading nation state of terror who tried to commit a political assassination right here in Washington, D.C., as they believe contributed to the deaths of hundreds of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, who continues to be the main driver between the incredible brutality that's happening in Syria, very active around the world with other political assassination attempts.

And what have we done? We’ve taken away the one thing - we've given them just enough breathing room - the one thing that brought them to the table. What’s worried about that is bipartisan opposition in Congress, very strong bipartisan opposition to the deal. Our Arab League partners don't like the deal. Israel doesn't like the deal. And we may, we may have just encouraged more violence in the future than we have stopped. That's why I hope we reconsider where we're at, and certainly in six months.

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