New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) voiced his vehement opposition to today’s signed agreement with Iran. “The agreement announced today with Iran, the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, is extraordinarily naive and dangerous. Based on initial reports, this is a total capitulation. The only winner is Iran. The deal essentially paves Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon,” said Hikind.
“This deal is about one thing only: President Obama’s legacy. The Middle East is in shambles. From Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, to the spread of ISIS, every one of this administration’s foreign policies has been an utter failure. Iran supports Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and other terror proxies globally, and continues to prop up the Assad regime in Syria. Just this past Friday, on Iran’s Al-Quds Day, we saw once again a mob burning American flags and chanting “Death to Israel, Death to America.” And who was participating in this vitriol display of hate? The “moderate” president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani. This is what Iran says before an agreement—can you imagine what will happen now that Iran stands to receive billions of dollars in frozen assets? Even more disturbing, the agreement removes sanctions on Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps chief Qasem Soleimani, who has the blood of Americans on his hands.”
Hikind added, “This is a repeat of Chamberlain’s 1938. You can tell a lot about this deal by who supports it: Putin and Assad. I call upon my colleagues in Congress to block this deal. Any agreement that empowers terrorism is a disaster. Iran will be laughing all the way to the bank, continuing to fund its terror activities, sowing instability in the Middle East, and harming U.S. national security interests around the world. We will be watching for a strong response from our representatives.”