Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued this statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–s address to Congress:

"The acquisition of nuclear weapons by a state dedicated to a jihadist ideology is not acceptable.  Iran should not be permitted to have any nuclear energy, yet the deal being pressed by the Obama administration would pave the way for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.  I applaud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for making the case against this deal.  Israel is a staunch ally of the United States and we share a mutual interest in preventing Iran from expanding its influence and exporting jihad throughout the Middle East.

Congress needs to reject this deal and impose tough sanctions on Iran.  Iran will not abandon its nuclear program unless the costs of keeping it outweigh the benefit that Iran would get from acquiring a nuclear arsenal."