Herbert Pushes Back Against Iran Deal

Fifteen Republican governors from across the nation, including Gary Herbert, sign a letter condemning Pres. Obama’s nuclear “agreement” with Iran.

Reports Sunshine State News:

Four presidential hopefuls–Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin–signed the letter. So did Govs. Doug Ducey of Arizona, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Mike Pence of Indiana, Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Greg Abbott of Texas and Gary Herbert of Utah.

“The Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration is a bad deal and should be rejected,” said Pence.  “While President Obama plans to lift nuclear-related federal sanctions on Iran, as governors we intend to ensure that our state-level sanctions remain in effect, and we have made that clear to the president today.”

“The lifting of federal sanctions that will result from this agreement will only result in Iran having more money available to fund terrorist groups and attacks,” the governors wrote. “Adam Szubin, acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes recently told the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affair that he expects ‘to continue to see Iran funding Hezbollah and its other violent terrorist proxies.’”