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Eric Cantor Reacts

Minority Whip Eric Cantor had this reaction to the news of a second Iranian nuclear facility:

Iran is a real-time security threat to the United States, Israel, and our allies around the world. A nuclear Iran is closer than many thought it was yesterday, and the problem is getting worse by the day, not better.

The existence of a second uranium enrichment facility not only undercuts the Administration’s policy toward Iran, but leaves little doubt that terrorist nations are not to be trusted or negotiated with diplomatically. Congress should act immediately to give the President the tools he needs to implement sanctions on Iran by passing the bipartisan Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act.

You can expect similar reaction to, and I would expect much consternation over, Obama’s frittering away of more than eight months’ time as Iran moved steadily closer to acquiring nuclear-weapons capability. It certainly makes the promise to hold Iran “accountable” seem disingenuous in the extreme if we continued to pursue “engagement” and avoided any meaningful steps toward enforcing existing sanctions, knowing full well what the Iranians were up to.



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