Senator Burr criticizes Iran deal

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who is chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said the recent Iran deal President Barack Obama agreed to falls short of protecting Americans.

“The president badly mischaracterized what the nuclear agreement with Iran would accomplish," Burr said. "The president is trying to sell the American people a bad deal and we aren’t buying it. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is dangerously limited in the safeguards it provides for America and its allies. The president’s plan inadequately addresses Iran’s technological nuclear advancement, which would need better monitoring than this plan provides. We owe the American people, the Israeli people, and our allies in the region, our best possible effort to reign in a known state sponsor of terrorism. I will not support this agreement and, as the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I will continue my efforts to ensure that we fully understand Iran’s capabilities and intentions.”

Burr has represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. Senate since 2005. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1955, Burr previously served as North Carolina's fifth congressional district from 1995 to 2005. Burr was educated at Wake Forest University and married to Brooke F. Burr. He serves on the following committees: Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Finance, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Select Committee on Intelligence.

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