WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has declared his opposition to President Obama’s nuclear deal. He says it’s a flawed agreement reached by the Obama administration that will allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to maintain some nuclear capabilities while having economic sanctions lifted.
Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, announced his opposition as the Senate debated a Resolution of Disapproval on the agreement.
“The agreement falls woefully short of the international goal to improve global security by stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions,” Cochran said.
“This agreement is an issue of long-term significance. Our country and our allies will be forced to deal with the repercussions of a strengthened Iran for the foreseeable future. This agreement is a bad deal for us and our allies, and I will not support it,” he said.