WASHINGTON — Richmond County’s congressman is calling the United States’ nuclear agreement with Iran a “historic mistake.”
U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-Concord, released a statement earlier this week blasting the outcome of negotiations between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian officials that President Barack Obama says will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons through an inspections program.
“With this historic mistake, President Obama has formally blessed the illegal nuclear weapons program of the world’s No. 1 sponsor of terrorism, and Congress is all but powerless to block it,” Hudson said. “That’s why I voted against the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.
“It’s astounding the administration has moved from a policy of preventing Iran from having a nuclear weapons capability to a policy of simply delaying it while funneling billions of dollars in sanctions relief into Iran’s pocket so they can continue to fund terrorism and stockpile conventional arms and ballistic weapons.
“The devil’s in the details, and I fear this deal will turn the most brutal and anti-American nation in the world into a nuclear power, plunge the Middle East into a nuclear arms race and threaten the security of the entire world.”
Hudson represents North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, which includes all of Richmond County.