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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Leads Letter to President on Iran’s Nuclear Program

December 17, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today urged President Barack Obama to immediately restore all relevant sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program. MacArthur was joined by 14 House colleagues in this request.

Recently, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has begun to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran in direct violation of the five year ban of offensive weapon sales included in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to in July. These missiles will expand Iran’s current capabilities and have the potential to shoot down an American, Israeli, or allied bombers. 

In July, MacArthur opposed the JCPOA calling it a “threat to the security of America, Israel and our allies in the Middle-East which does not end Iran’s nuclear program, but actually results in reduced pressure and less protection.”

 “President Obama is ignoring another Iranian provocation and further endangering the US and our allies,” said Congressman Tom MacArthur. “We can never underestimate the resolve of a state sponsor of terror. The ink is barely dry on the agreement and Iran is already seeking to rearm. We must put an end to this before any harm comes to the United States, Israel and our allies in the Middle East.”

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Full text of the letter here