Where Do These 6 Republican Presidential Hopefuls Stand on the Proposed Iran Agreement?
Potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates are in accord concerning the Obama administration’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran. They all say the agreement is dangerous for Americans and for our allies.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, one of the current frontrunners, tweeted:
Obama’s dangerous deal with Iran rewards an enemy, undermines our allies and threatens our safety.
Earlier he said:
The Islamic Republic of Iran — the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism — is on the march throughout the Middle East. President Obama’s deal…risks provoking a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world, one that threatens the survival of our closest regional ally Israel and our key Arab partners.
Walker promised that, if he is elected president, he will pull the U.S. out of the international agreement on “day one.”
The parties to the agreement, the United States, Iran, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia and China are in negotiations to finalize details of the agreement by June 30.
Another top contender, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said:
The reported details of the Iran deal include significant concessions to a nation whose leaders call for death to America and the destruction of Israel. Iran remains a major destabilizing force in the region, working against American interests.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio just announced his candidacy on April 13th. He said:
This attempt to spin diplomatic failure as a success is just the latest example of this administration’s farcical approach to Iran.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the first of the candidates to officially declare his bid, took a restrained approach. He said:
We’re still looking at the exact details, but (the language of the deal) suggests it will dramatically undermine the interests of the U.S. This administration doesn’t understand the people they are dealing with. They support death and suicide.
Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, the only Republican woman currently eying the race, said in an op-ed for FoxNews.com:
The deal that the United States has negotiated with Iran poses a grave threat to American security at home and abroad.
The Iranian government has repeatedly, flagrantly violated sanctions put in place by the United Nations. This is not an agreement which will make Americans proud.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ran in 2012 and is considering another run, told Breitbart News:
Americans and our allies are right to be wary of a nuclear deal with Iran that is riddled with concessions by the Obama administration.