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  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Authorizing Military Force Against Iran if Necessary to Prevent it from Obtaining Nuclear Weapons
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Iran

    Today, Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a joint resolution permitting the sitting President or his successors to use the armed forces of the United States, if necessary, to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. (Please find attached a copy of the resolution) “On July 14, 2015, a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) designed to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program is used solely for peaceful purposes was finalized. With history as our guide, any agreement with the Ira... Read more

  • Hastings to Vote Against Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Iran

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) announced that he will oppose the Iran deal when it comes before the House of Representatives for a vote. Hastings announced his decision in an op-ed published in the Palm Beach Post. A copy of the op-ed is included below: “When the House of Representatives reconvenes in September, one of our first priorities will be to address the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to curb Iran’s nuclear program. “After careful review, I have decided that I ca... Read more

  • Why some Democrats are rejecting the Iran nuclear deal
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Iran

    When the House of Representatives reconvenes in September, one of our first priorities will be to address the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to curb Iran’s nuclear program. After careful review, I have decided that I cannot support this deal. The goal of the recently concluded negotiations was to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The negotiators worked diligently, but in the end, the JCPOA allows Iran to remain a nuclear threshold state while simultaneously reaping the be... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Military Oversight of Implementation of Proposed Iran Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - The Middle East, Foreign Affairs - Iran

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to President Barack Obama urging him to appoint a high ranking military official to oversee the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action curtailing Iran’s nuclear capabilities, should this agreement be entered into force. (Please find below and attached a copy of the letter) July 28, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Dear... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Nuclear Deal with Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Iran, Foreign Affairs - Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that a comprehensive agreement has been reached with Iran over its nuclear capabilities: “I commend the Administration and other government officials in the P5+1 who have worked diligently over the course of the negotiations, and look forward to reviewing this deal in its entirety to make certain that it will unquestionably block all pathways Iran may use to acquire nuc... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Iran Nuclear Talks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Iran, Foreign Affairs - Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the negotiations surrounding a nuclear accord with Iran: “As I have stated on numerous occasions, I strongly believe that no deal is better than a bad deal that fails to strip the Iranian regime of any and all pathways to a nuclear weapon. “In addition to dismantling its nuclear infrastructure, the agreement that emerges must also allow inspectors unfettered access to inspect sites including military facilities, and requ... Read more

  • Congressman Hastings’ Statement on the Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - Iran, Foreign Affairs - Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to the weeklong extension of nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran: “Today we learned that negotiations aimed at dismantling large portions of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure have been extended, yet again, to July 7, 2015. While I applaud the efforts of the President, Secretary of State Kerry, and our partners in the P5+1, I am deeply concerned by news that Ayatollah Ali Khameni - the arbiter of public matters i... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Extension of Iran Nuclear Negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East, Foreign Affairs - Iran, Foreign Affairs - Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to a seven-month extension through July 1, 2015 on nuclear talks with Iran, after negotiations to reach a comprehensive deal on the country’s nuclear program by the P5+1 surpassed the self-imposed deadline of November 24, 2014: “While I agree that all efforts to secure a diplomatic solution must be continued, providing sanctions relief without considerable progress and assurances sets a dangerous precedent and t... Read more