WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement on the Administration’s announcement of an interim agreement with Iran:

This is a bum deal for those who want peace in the region and the world. We just allowed a regime that only last week called Israel the 'rabid dog in the region' and promised that it was 'doomed to destruction' to continue to enrich uranium- a key element in moving towards a nuclear weapon and something that even the soft UN condemned. The President has not strictly enforced sanctions to date and with this deal giving billions of dollars in relief to Iran we send the wrong signal to financial markets that are just looking for an excuse to not comply with existing sanctions. This is reminiscent of the Chamberlain mistake of appeasement with the Nazis by promising "peace in our time". This deal will not stop the Iranians quest for Nuclear weapons.

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