Perry For President - Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Ongoing Iran Nuclear Negotiations

“If I were president today, I would suspend negotiations and ask Secretary Kerry to come home immediately. I would demand Congress pass stricter sanctions on Iran until we are assured the Iranian regime abandons its quest for nuclear weapons, and stops funding terrorist groups like Hamas and

Americans and our friends in Israel and the Arab world are right to be wary of a nuclear deal with Iran that is riddled with concessions by the Obama Administration. Under this deal, Iran doesn’t destroy a single centrifuge. Under this deal, Iran retains every single ounce of enriched uranium. Under this deal, Iran does not have to disclose its work on developing a nuclear warhead. This is a bad deal, and like most Americans, I have long believed that no deal is better and safer than a bad deal.

The Iranians have proven time and again they cannot be trusted. It’s clear they've been moving toward a nuclear weapon. An agreement that leaves their centrifuges and nuclear facilities in place and trusts them to meet their pledges is simply too dangerous.”