Urge House Members to Oppose the Resolution of Approval
to reach House members through the Capitol switchboard
your member of Congress
The U.S. House of Representatives will votetomorrow on a resolution of approval for the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
“I am calling to urge the representative to oppose the Iran nuclear deal and vote “no” on the resolution of approval of the Iranian nuclear deal.”
The American people oppose this deal. Poll after poll shows the American public overwhelmingly opposes the deal, often by 2-to-1 margins. Polls consistently show that even supporters of the deal have little confidence that the agreement will work or that Iran can be trusted to faithfully carry out its obligations.
Iranian interpretation is extremely concerning. In the last month it has become clear Iran’s interpretation of the deal is vastly different from that of America. Iran says it will not allow inspectors access to military sites. “Entry into our military sites is absolutely forbidden,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran has also rejected the arms sales embargo, restrictions on its ballistic missile program, and the entire notion of snapback.
The inspections regime is weak and limited. During the last month, important questions have been raised about whether the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will ever be able to inspect Iranian military sites. According to news reports, the IAEA has accepted Iran’s demand to rely on Iranian inspectors to collect samples at the Parchin military site. With this dangerous precedent, IAEA inspectors could be denied access to all Iranian military bases.
Iran continues their pattern of persistent terrorism. Iran’s leadership has made it clear that it has no intention of changing its troubling behavior in the Middle East. In just the last month, at the direction of Iran, Islamic Jihad terrorists fired five rockets from Syria at Israel.
There is a better alternative. With clear objectives, U.S. leadership, and sustained pressure, we can eventually persuade Iran to accept a deal that truly closes all of its pathways to a nuclear weapon. And despite protests to the contrary, our allies will ultimately join us in negotiations designed to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.