Statement by HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers on President Obama’s Phone Call with Iranian President Rouhani

Sep 27, 2013
Statement by HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers on President Obama’s Phone Call with Iranian President Rouhani

For Immediate Release                                   Contact:  Susan Phalen
September 27, 2013                                                        Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov

Statement by HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers on President Obama’s Phone Call with Iranian President Rouhani

“As we learned repeatedly when negotiating with North Korea, rogue regimes cannot be trusted to negotiate in good faith.  I am skeptical that any agreement with the mullahs of Iran to negotiate an end to sanctions would achieve anything other than buy them more time to achieve their nuclear ambitions.  International sanctions are putting severe pressure on the Iranian regime, and those sanctions should remain in place and be strengthened until there is no doubt that Iran has ceased all aspects of its nuclear program. President Obama should be cautious to not negotiate a deal for posterity’s sake, or a deal that is not in the best interests of the United States.”

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