Washington, D.C. – Tuesday morning, President Obama announced that the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany, reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), had this to say:
“The content of this deal with Iran is greatly troubling. It’s a bad deal for the U.S., our ally Israel, and the American hostages that were left behind.
“The agreement to lift the United Nations embargoes on arms and ballistic missiles sales to Iran, makes the U.S. vulnerable and places Israel in formidable danger.
“Israel is America’s greatest ally in the Middle East, period. This announced deal has the potential to put our ally in grave danger. Oddly, the Administration chooses to trust Iran’s other promises, but ignores that it has explicitly stated its intentions to annihilate the Jewish state. On this point, CWA takes Iran at her word. Iran has insidious goals in the Middle East which have not changed, including sponsoring terror groups like Hezbollah.
“Finally, CWALAC members reject the Administration’s talking point for not including the American hostages in this deal: their freedom is a separate issue. What could be more central to normalizing relations with any country than their treatment of our fellow countrymen? The president’s willingness to leave Americans hostages behind is unacceptable.
“The American people have not forgotten Pastor Saeed Abedini, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati, Washington Post Iran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian, and ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson. That is why – Concerned Women for America LAC will be working to oppose the deal with Iran and specifically the fact that it leaves American hostages behind. Our hope is that political figures and fellow citizens will gather to show support for those forgotten by this Administration.
“We also recognize that the president has sought out approval from the United Nations before that of his legislative branch, an act that needs to be condemned. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee sees a resolution of disapproval as a top priority and the only way forward to ensure the safety of the U.S. and Israel. As a result, CWALAC will activate and educate our half-a-million members to ensure its passage in Congress.”
For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.