Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Iran Deal to Become One of the Most Perilous Mistakes in U.S. History

Sep 11, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement regarding his vote against the Iran Deal.

“Today, I voted against a bill that would approve the dangerous and irresponsible deal that was negotiated by Secretary Kerry and the Obama Administration with the murderous regime in Iran. I strongly believe this deal will become one of the most perilous mistakes in U.S. history. This deal recognizes and legitimizes Iran's nuclear weapons program in short order. It allows Iran to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles, putting our national security at grave risk. Furthermore, I am convinced that this will lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. History will record this deal as the moment the United States, and the world, granted the largest, most dangerous state sponsor of terrorism that which it covets the most – nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. I stood firmly in opposition to this deal, and I will do everything in my power to contain, pressure, and defeat the terrorist regime in Iran.”