Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security and a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement in response to the nuclear deal forged with Iran:

"This Iran deal gives Ayatollah Khamenei exactly what he wants: billions of dollars in sanctions relief, validation of the Iranian nuclear program, and the ability to stymie inspections.  It even lifts sanctions against Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers during the campaign in Iraq.  The deal will further destabilize the Middle East, allow Iran to foment more terrorism, and aid Iran's rise as the dominant power in the region.  By paving Iran's path to a nuclear weapon, the deal harms American national security and effectively stabs our close ally Israel, which Iran has threatened to wipe off the map, in the back.  Congress needs to move swiftly to block this dangerous deal."