Tag: Iran

In Case You Missed It: Daines on Protecting our Military Recruiters, Latest Developments on Iran Deal

“The fastest way to stop a bad guy with a gun – is a good guy with a gun.”  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today appeared on CNN, Fox News and Fox Business to speak on the importance of his bill, the SEMPER FI Act, which would allow military officers and non-commissioned officers the ability to carry a firearm at military recruitment centers. Daines underscored the crucial need for our men and women in uniform to be able to protect and defend themselves. Additionally, Daines joined Fox Business to discuss the latest developments on the Iran Deal. In the

Daines Statement on the UN Security Council Iran Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the United Nations (UN) Security Council voted unanimously to approve the P5+1 deal with Iran, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism: “The President taking the deal with Iran to the United Nations before Congress even had its first full day to review the deal is an affront to the American people. The UN’s vote will not corner Congress into rubberstamping a bad deal. The actions taken by the President make clear that he is more concerned with his legacy than ensuring the safety of the American people. This

Daines Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that the P5+1 has reached an agreement with Iran, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism:  “I remain unconvinced that this agreement will prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon. This agreement paves the way for Iran to further direct its resources in leading the way as the world’s greatest state-sponsor of terrorism.” Last night, Daines took to the Senate floor to outline parameters of what a final deal with Iran must include. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (Public Law 114-17) prevents the president from waiving or

Daines: Obama Administration Extension Weakens U.S. Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to extend the nuclear negotiations with Iran once again. “The Obama administration’s decision to ignore another deadline weakens our security by empowering Iran to continue its dangerous behavior without consequence. Our desire for negotiations to succeed should not blind the Obama administration from the reality that only Iran is benefitting from the current approach.  I believe Congress must impose stronger sanctions without further delay to exact real pressure on the Iranian regime to eliminate its capacity to build nuclear weapons.” ###

Daines, 46 Fellow Senators Send Letter to Iranian Leaders on Nuclear Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines, along with 46 Republican Senators, today sent an open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States.  The letter emphasizes the role of Congress in scrutinizing any potential agreement between the Obama administration and Iranian leadership. A PDF of the official letter may be found here. The full text of the letter is below: An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran: It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may

Daines Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address before Congress. “It was an honor to hear today from Prime Minister Netanyahu — a strong leader for whom I have great respect and admiration. As our nations work together to address the growing threat of a nuclear Iran, it is imperative that we hear directly from Israel’s leaders.  Iran’s dangerous nuclear weapons program, persistent support of terrorist groups, and determination to expand its presence in the Middle East pose a serious threat not only to Israel, but to the United States and the world. Prime