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March 03, 2015

Inhofe Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement at the conclusion of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech reminded us not only of Israel’s role as America’s long standing and closest ally in the Middle East, but also that Iran is the greatest threat to stability in the Middle East. Iran’s record stands for itself – it cannot be trusted. Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, continues its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and has directly threatened the existence of Israel and the United States. I stand with Netanyahu’s demands today that Iran’s government must change its behaviors. This must be a non-negotiable item in any agreement the United States seeks to reach with Iran, and anything short of it will be a bad deal, not only for Israel but for the West.  If Iran continues its development of nuclear weapons, it will threaten the security of our global community.  I hope the President was listening today and will reverse course on the unfortunate leverage he has given the government of Iran over the past year to continue pursuing its nuclear weapon’s capabilities.”

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