• Mr. Speaker, Iran pretends like it wants peace, but it really wants to conquer the entire Middle East.
  • While the Supreme Leader's henchmen meet with our diplomats in Geneva, the Iranians are building up their war technology. Iranian news sources indicate that since 2014, Iran has been developing combat suicide drones. This technology uses drones as suicide weapons to destroy jet aircraft, helicopters, and even warships. The drone development includes drones that elude radar, have tracking devices, and fly for hours with a long range.
  • The Supreme Leader says he wants to destroy Israel and the United States and you know what? I believe him. He has used his terrorist proxy group Hezbollah to go after Israelis around the world. Hezbollah killed a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. It was caught trying to kill Israelis in India, Turkey, Thailand, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
  • I was in Israel not too long ago and I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu.
  • He told me the interim Iran nuclear deal was the worst deal of the century.
  • A year later we have a so-called final deal that is just as bad if not worse than the interim deal.
  • Iran gets to keep enriching uranium. It does not have to dismantle any of its nuclear infrastructure. No centrifuges will be disabled, no fissile material will be shipped out of the country, Arak will not be destroyed and Fordow will not be closed.
  • That means at the end of the deal it basically just has to flip a switch to get a nuclear bomb. Why would we be okay with Iran getting a nuclear bomb in 10 or 15 years but not today? To use a football analogy, this deal puts Iran on the goal line with just inches to go before it scores a touchdown.
  • The deal is also weak on inspections. Nowhere in any fact sheet is it clear that the IAEA will have ``anytime, anywhere'' inspections. In fact, an Iranian general said that military sites will be off limits.
  • Our one point of leverage--tough sanctions that this Congress passed--the Administration seems ready to get rid of sooner rather than later. President Rouhani said ``We will not sign any agreement, unless all economic sanctions are totally lifted on the first day of the implementation of the deal.'' Then our President talked about giving Iran $10 billion up front from oil revenue that is frozen in Iran's bank account. That does not sound like a tough negotiator to me.
  • As bad as this deal is, I'm not even sure there is a deal. Supreme Leader Khamenei said ``there are no binding results.'' And you know what? I hope he's right.
  • As Netanyahu put it when he came to speak to Congress, ``the alternative to a bad deal is a better deal.'' We can reimpose sanctions, bring even tougher sanctions, and return to our original goals of bargaining: dismantle nuclear infrastructure (including centrifuges and enrichment facilities), no enrichment, require anytime/anywhere snap inspections, stop research and development on advanced centrifuges, and no development of ICBMs.
  • Right now, today, Iran is trying to gobble up Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. That is four countries in the Middle East. Now imagine what Iran would do once it had a nuclear weapon? We cannot let that happen. We must stop the Iranian mullahs that threaten both the United States and Israel.
  • And that's just the way it is.