Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after reports that the Biden Administration was rescinding efforts to enforce UN sanctions on Iran and would be formally restarting negotiations on a nuclear deal with them. 

“The Administration’s actions today make clear that President Biden wants to return to the JCPOA and give Iran billions in sanctions relief—even as Iran is committing nuclear blackmail and using its proxies to attack Americans.

“The Iran nuclear deal was one of the most flawed agreements ever negotiated. The Obama Administration sent billions of dollars to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism in exchange for a pathway to obtaining a nuclear weapon. Re-engaging with the human rights abusers in Tehran to revive this disastrous, outdated agreement will embolden a ballistic missile-armed, terrorist regime and make us and our allies more vulnerable to their hostile behavior.”