We are not going to allow Iran to mass produce ICBMsBlog
Yesterday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) joined CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room to discuss Iran’s missile program and the administration’s Iran policy review. Key excerpts and video are below.
“What I think we will see, Wolf, at the end of the day is a circumstance in which you have the Trump administration enforcing the hell out of the agreement but also looking at missiles and the ICBMs…
“…we are not going to allow the Iranians, now that we’ve already had a deal where [the Obama administration] gave up all the leverage up front in terms of the sanctions, which was billions in relief, to go forward and mass produce ICBMs so that when we are at the end of the agreement … and we lift everything… they… have a turnkey operation for ICBMs.
“What I see going forward is legislation that I, and my ranking democratic member Eliot Engel, and the democratic whip, and the republican majority leader are all jointly working on. My legislation would… allow us the additional diplomatic and financial leverage we need against Iran to make certain they do not go forward and build out this ICBM program.”