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Congressman George Holding

Representing the 13th District of North Carolina

Rep. Holding: 'Skeptical' About Iran Nuclear Negotiations Extension

Nov 24, 2014
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman George Holding (NC-13) released the following statement after the announcement of an extension of negotiations surrounding Iran’s nuclear program for an additional seven months:

“I remain skeptical about yet another extension of the Iran nuclear talks. We’ve had almost a year of negotiations and Iran has shown little willingness to make real concessions.

“We have to ask ourselves: Is another extension better than a bad deal or no deal at all?

“An extension is only acceptable if it leads to a deal that completely shuts the door on Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb. Otherwise, it simply allows Iran to buy more time and relief from sanctions.

“The administration needs to stop giving in to the demands of Iran’s radical leaders to keep tens of thousands of centrifuges spinning and the Arak reactor intact. We should not enter into any deal with Iran if they will not candidly acknowledge their past deceptions about their nuclear activities and dismantle their nuclear infrastructure.”