Sen. Rick Scott to President Biden: Prioritize National Security; Refuse Reckless Iran Deal

April 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the statement below as negotiations take place on how the United States can re-join the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, including reports that the United States may lift sanctions on the Iranian regime in exchange for a return to the Iran Deal. Senator Scott, along with Senators Joni Ernst and Kevin Cramer, introduced a resolution in February expressing opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The disastrous Iran nuclear deal was President Obama’s mistake and President Trump was right to abandon this reckless agreement. Iran has shown time and time again that it cannot be trusted. President Biden must prioritize U.S. national security and the interests of America and our great ally Israel and oppose re-joining this deal. The sanctions the Trump administration levied on Iran are working, and must remain in place until Iran fully cooperates and their ability to develop nuclear weapons and produce ballistic missiles is permanently removed.”