Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Congressman McCaul’s resolution, H. Res. 559, passed on the House Floor declaring it the policy of the United States that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable.
Iran continues to expand its nuclear capabilities by enriching and stockpiling weapons grade uranium for the use of developing nuclear weapons. Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the flawed Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Biden actively pursued a new and worse nuclear deal with Iran. This resolution details Iran’s disregard for limitations on its nuclear program set by international bodies and recent estimations of Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
“Joe Biden's desperate attempts to return to the era of Obama’s failed nuclear deal is an embarrassment. Promoting a strategy of appeasement towards Iran has allowed Tehran to advance their nuclear capabilities and decrease their breakout time for establishing a nuclear weapon,” stated Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “While the Iranian regime props up Hamas and terrorist proxies in the Middle East whose stated objectives are to destroy our greatest ally, Israel, it has never been more crucial to ensure that Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism, does not have access to a nuclear weapon. A nuclear Iran is completely unacceptable. I am proud to lead this resolution to unequivocally stand against Iranian aggression and support the use of all means available to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
On August 21, Congresswoman Stefanik co-led a letter with Majority Leader Steve Scalise and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul to President Biden requesting a response to reports of the Administration pursuing a nuclear “agreement” with Iran while a hostage deal to exchange 5 wrongfully detained Americans for 5 Iranian prisoners and access to $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds was also taking place.