Abbott: Texas Won’t Be An Accomplice To Iran’s Terrorist Activity
Good for Texas. The Obama administration should be sending Iran the same message, not trying to be best friends with them.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott explained his decision to maintain economic sanctions against Iran despite the Obama Administration’s request to lift them.
Abbott says he will seek new legislation to strengthen existing sanctions against the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
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He said On the Record tonight that maintaining the sanctions is the right thing to do stand with Israel.
“Now that the sanctions have been lifted, what the United States is opening the investment door back up. And we’re saying ‘No, we’re not going to open the investment door back up, in fact we’re going to close it even tighter and put a lock on it.”
He hopes that states across the nation will join Texas in rejecting the Iran nuclear deal.
“Hopefully all 50 states will join with Texas in sending a message to Iran that we do not agree with your policies. We do not agree with the message that you sent to Israel by launching that missile that said ‘Eliminate Israel from the face of the Earth.’ More
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) May 17, 2016