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Hoyer Statement on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

For Immediate Release: 
March 3, 2015
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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress:

“Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke before a joint meeting of Congress regarding the ongoing negotiations with Iran, and I share his concern that Iran has shown it cannot be trusted.  I remain hopeful – though skeptical – that an agreement can be reached, which is clearly the best option.  If there is an agreement, at a minimum it must dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons-related infrastructure, include what Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken called ‘the strongest, most intrusive inspection and access program that any country has ever seen,’ and deal with militarization.  America’s policy toward Iran has consistently been and must continue to be prevention, not containment.”