District 10 U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul,  Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released a statement Sunday about the deal with Iran on nuclear development that was reached over the weekend.

The local congressional representative said the ‘United States must have verification that Iran is dismantling its nuclear program before any sanctions are lifted.  A dual track approach is required: tough sanctions remain in place while at the same time negotiations continue.’ Congressman McCaul continued to say that it was because of tough sanctions that Iran has come to the negotiating table and he expects the Senate to continue to move forward with its recent commitment to this strategy.

Congressman McCaul is critical of the agreement saying it ‘is not in the best interest of the United States and our allies.’  He says it freezes parts of Iran’s enrichment capabilities, and it relies on a still to be defined system of international inspections.  McCaul says Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism and cannot be trusted.

Congressman McCaul has been a constant critic of Iran and its activities during his time in Congress.

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