Thursday, Congressman Barry Moore (R-AL02) joined a resolution led by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN03) condemning the Biden Administration's attempt to re-enter the failed Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.

“Only a professed foreign policy expert like Joe Biden would think it wise to restart nuclear negotiations with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism who just days ago pelted the American consulate in Iraq with missiles," said Rep. Moore. "Iran acquiring weapons-grade uranium would totally upend all the progress we’ve made to prevent nuclear war and imperil every American and ally on the globe. In a world smoldering with countless crises of Biden’s making, this deal represents perhaps the gravest threat to American security and safety, and I am proud to join Rep. Banks resolution to condemn Biden’s attempt to negotiate with terrorists.”

A group of 124 Republican Congressmembers has sponsored legislation codifying the Trump administration's position on nuclear negotiations with Iran. Last month, Moore and his colleagues warned Biden that any nuclear deal made with Iran without Congress’ approval will meet the same fate as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or “Iran deal” made by President Barack Obama. In May 2018, President Trump formally withdrew the United States from the treaty which Moore calls a “misguided and poorly negotiated deal.”

Moore’s office claimed that under Biden’s new Iran deal, Iran will get more nuclear and even non-nuclear sanctions lifted – and with it, a windfall of billions of dollars to better arm itself, in exchange for fewer and shorter-lived nuclear restrictions.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) expressed similar concerns in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate earlier this week. 

“The Iran [Nuclear] Deal was a bad deal in 2015 and it would be a worse deal today,” Tuberville said. “The Biden administration should immediately walk away from the negotiating table before these discussions lead to yet another Biden foreign policy disaster.”

Moore is in his first term in the United States House of Representatives following two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Moore faces no GOP challenger in the Republican primary but will face the winner of the May 24 Democratic primary in the Nov. 8 general election.

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