Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop advocacy organization expressed dismay at the news that the US has reached a short-sighted deal with the Iranians over their nuclear weapons program, which will further destabilize the Middle East and threaten US interests in the region.
“This deal is not a good first step as claimed, but it is a step in the wrong direction, ” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for Move America Forward. “Iran has consistently lied to the West and hid how much uranium they are enriching and are capable of enriching. Iran announced to the world that they were enriching Uranium in 2006 when it was already a well-known fact that they had been doing so since 2003. They were not truthful then, and they have continually resisted outside inspections to verify that they were not advancing a military objective of nuclear weapons. Lifting any of the economic sanctions makes no sense when it is based on their word that they’re going to stop enriching weapons grade uranium.”
“Since the Iranian regime continues to threaten our closest ally in the region, there should have been no agreement without giving Israel a seat at the negotiating table. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was forced to strongly and publicly denounce this agreement because their security is further impaired under this agreement, and American interests will be compromised if the Iranians are able to change the balance of power in the Middle East by becoming a nuclear power.” concluded Gonzalez.