Jan 21 2016

Graham Says Iran Will Use Sanctions Relief Funding To Support Terrorism, Continue Opposing American Interests

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) participated in a press conference today held by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to highlight the recent developments in Iran since the implementation of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement.

  •  “Secretary Kerry announced to the world that it’s likely that Iran will use some of this money [from sanctions relief] to support terrorism. Secretary Kerry, it is certain that they will use this money to support terrorism. You might as well have written the check to Assad yourself. You might as well have founded Hezbollah yourself. So all of this cash going into the Ayatollah’s pockets, won’t stay long. It’s not going into roads and bridges in Iran. It’s going into war machines throughout the Mid-East. And to think otherwise is completely naïve.” http://bit.ly/1Wyj7x2

  •  “They [Iran] violated the U.N resolutions regarding their missile program. They didn’t even get slapped on the hand. So here’s what we’re saying, we’re watching the administration deal with Iran and our heart falls. So the Congress is going to step up to the plate. Our Democratic friends hopefully will join us to push back against an Iranian regime who shows absolutely no respect for the rule of law, human rights, and human dignity.” - http://bit.ly/1nq388Q

  •  “They [Iran] have a pathway to a bomb, a missile to deliver it, and money to pay for it. That’s what this agreement does. It’s the biggest miscalculation since Munich and the Congress is going to fight back at every turn, starting with their violations of the U.N. resolutions regarding their missile testing program.” - http://bit.ly/1OzYBsO

  •  “There’s going to be a debate in 2016 on the floor of the United States Senate about Iran. So to my Democrat and Republican colleagues, get ready to have a say, get ready to stand up and be counted.” - http://bit.ly/1OJ6YjV