Washington, D.C. – Today, conservative leaders joined together in support of a resolution of disapproval to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the so-called “deal” the Obama Administration made with Iran regarding its 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 is a bad deal for the U.S., our ally Israel, and the four American hostages who were left behind.
“The inclusion that the United Nations embargo on arms and ballistic missiles sales to Iran will be lifted makes the U.S. vulnerable and places Israel in formidable danger. No deal is better than a bad deal that locks in the negative consequences currently incorporated.
“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 hatred for the U.S. and its intentions to annihilate the Jewish state. On this point, CWALAC takes Iran at her word. Iran has insidious goals in the Middle East which have not changed, including sponsoring terror groups like Hezbollah.
“Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tweeted out an image over the weekend of President Obama holding a gun to his own head and stated ‘We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but if any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S.’ It is clear Khamenei is not afraid of our U.S. leadership.
“Finally, CWALAC members reject the administration’s talking point for not including the American hostages in this deal, that 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 American hostages behind is unacceptable.
“The American people have not forgotten Pastor Saeed Abendini, former Marine Amir Hekati, 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.
“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.