The United States should never have entered into the international nuclear deal with Iran, and President Donald Trump is right to choose a stronger stance against the country’s regime, Rep. Lee Zeldin said Tuesday.
“I think it is outstanding,” the New York Republican told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria.”
“The Iran nuclear deal should not have been entered into in the first place. It was fatally flawed for what was in it, and for what wasn’t in it.”
The United States did not ask for a signature from Iran said Zeldin and allowed Iran to get its hands on cash that it used to finance terror organizations at a time while Iranians were chanting “death to America.”
“Instead of empowering regime, this helps empower Iranians who want a better future,” said Zeldin, adding that sanctions relief would have been better spent on Iranian infrastructure than on financing terrorism.
The New Yorker added that he is “excited” to see more sanctions will be coming into place in the months ahead, and he fully expects nations in Europe to continue being allies in the effort and refuse to do business with Iran, as Trump has demanded.
The Chinese want to continue buying oil from Iran, it has been noted, but Zeldin said he expects to see the United Kingdom, France, and eventually Germany come around before China or even Russia comes on board.
“There are a whole lot of countries” who were not part of the Iran deal, said Zeldin, and are supportive of Trump’s move to pull out of it.
He also suggested cracking down on shipping insurance against China and other countries who are still willing to buy items from Iran, as such coverage is written and sold out of London.
“No ship without insurance is going to take on cargo,” Zeldin said. “That is one way. Again, there are a lot of financial sanctions that can be used by the United States and our allies to stop this terror regime from enriching itself.”
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