Most of state’s congressional delegation criticize Iran deal
By KEN MILLER – Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – At least four of the six members of Oklahoma’s all-Republican congressional delegation are criticizing a proposed agreement between Iran and world powers that’s intended to curb Iran’s nuclear program, while one, Rep. Steve Russell, took a more cautious approach.
“On the table before America, is a limited scope agreement with Iran that the president believes would potentially keep them from developing a nuclear weapon or arsenal. Now is not the time to review what could have or should have been done,” Russell said in a statement following Tuesday’s announcement of the proposal that would give Iran billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.
Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe both called Iran the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.
“The president’s deal with Iran failed to meet the only standard that ensures the future safety of America and its allies, which is the complete dismantling of Iran’s capability to build a nuclear bomb,” Inhofe said.