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Delegation critical of nuclear agreement with Iran

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Like most other Republicans in Congress, the members of the Kansas delegation were quick to denounce the nuclear agreement with Iran. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement that “this deal allows Iran to continue its nuclear program – that’s not foreign policy; it’s surrender.” In another statement released Thursday, Pompeo said President Obama’s hope that Iran will change its ways is “delusional and dangerous” and called the agreement a “historic mistake.” Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said his initial reaction was that the agreement “has conceded too much and has not sufficiently reduced Iran’s nuclear capabilities.” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said in a statement that “it’s imperative that Congress cautiously reviews this deal and ensures that it holds the Iranians accountable so that the world doesn’t become an even more dangerous place for the U.S. and our allies.” – Phillip Brownlee