Granger Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement after His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress today.
“I want to thank Prime Minister Netanyahu for appearing before a Joint Meeting of Congress. It is important for Members of Congress to hear directly from world leaders regarding issues that involve both our nations. The U.S. and Israel have an unbreakable relationship and Israel remains one of our most vital strategic partners in the Middle East. While partisan politics have tested the strength of our partnership from time to time, what will never change is the strong commitment of the United States to the State of Israel and the security of the Israeli people.
“One of the most important issues facing both the U.S. and Israel is the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program. I am watching the elements of any agreement closely, and I know many of my colleagues in Congress share my concerns. I remain firmly opposed to scaling back or removing bipartisan sanctions that have been placed on Iran before the international community is able to verify that Iran is dismantling its nuclear program. The security of the United States and our steadfast ally, Israel, is at stake and it is imperative that Congress is fully consulted before any final agreement with Iran is reached.”