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Monday, July 18, 2016
Dan Carter: On Anniversary of Iran Deal, Blumenthal Flip Flops
On Anniversary of Iran Deal, Blumenthal Flip Flops
BETHEL, CT: Today
marks the one year anniversary of the nuclear deal reached with Iran,
that provided an estimated $150 Billion in funding to Iran, a known
state sponsor of terror.
Senator Blumenthal statement July 14, 2015: "While
our common hope may be that diplomacy has succeeded in barring an
Iranian path to nuclear weapons capability, Congress must apply exacting
standards and strict scrutiny, especially given Iran’s history of
deceit and international law violations."
few months after expressing caution over a nuclear deal with Iran,
Senator Blumenthal was the deciding vote to provide an estimated $150
Billion in funding to Iran, a known state sponsor of terror," said
Carter. "When he voted for
the Iran nuclear deal in September, Senator Blumenthal claimed this deal
was better than no deal," Carter said. "But I just got back from
Israel, and as our greatest ally in the region, they know that nothing
could be farther from the truth." "The
Obama administration, with the full support of Senator Blumenthal, has
opted to allow $150 Billion to flow to one of the world's most notorious
state sponsors of terror, where women are oppressed and members of the LGBTQ community are punished," Carter said. "Blumenthal's key vote made the United States a de facto sponsor of terror across the globe." "What's
most concerning to me is now that we're months away from his next
election, and just a few weeks after my return from Israel when I took
him to task on this issue, Senator Blumenthal is now acknowledging the danger Iran poses as a state sponsor of terror,"
Carter said. "On the anniversary of the Iran deal and Senator
Blumenthal's expectation that Congress apply 'strict scrutiny especially
given Iran’s history of deceit and international law violations' my
question is, why now?" "Senator
Blumenthal acknowledged just a year ago that Iran had a history of
deceit, yet he believed a deal to flow $150 Billion into their coffers
was better than no deal," Carter said. "I believe if Senator Blumenthal
spent more time listening, and less time bending to political pressure,
our country would be safer, and our allies would know the true measure
of our support." "Lives are on the line. The oppressed people of Iran, our allies in the region, and our nation deserve better," said Carter.