Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has just praised Obama’s “successful diplomacy” deal with Iran, saying that it was the framework for stopping the “development of a nuclear weapon.”
But has Wasserman Schultz always been willing to ease sanctions with Iran, or has she always been hawkish on imposing more, stronger sanctions against the Islamist regime? Wasserman Schultz is arguably one of the most outspoken supporters of Israel, when it serves her and the President’s interests.
‘DWS’ supported the President’s remarks that Israel needed to move their borders back to where they were in 1967, at the same time saying that she “Stands with Israel” in condemning the Palestinian/Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.
Now the Congresswoman from Florida supports a nuclear deal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says is a ‘bad deal.’ But who is Netanyahu to think he knows what is best for his country?! (Sarcasm)
Here is Wasserman Schultz’s complete message supporting Obama’s deal with Iran that was posted on her congressional website:
“I commend President Obama, Secretary Kerry, Under Secretary Sherman and their team for the tremendous amount of work they put into these negotiations. This agreement provides a framework to stop the development of a nuclear weapon in Iran while we work to negotiate a broad, comprehensive deal to permanently dismantle their nuclear weapons capability.
“The transparency requirements in this deal are critical and will allow the P5+1 to closely monitor on a daily basis whether Iran is complying with this agreement, enabling sanctions to be reimposed and additional sanctions quickly levied if they are found in violation.
This deal represents successful diplomacy, but Iran must understand, as the President has said, that all options remain on the table to ensure its nuclear program poses no threat to the United States and to our allies.” –Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Let’s go back to August 2012, where she gave a full-throated support for the “hardest-hitting sanctions in history” against Iran, citing that the sanctions have had a “profound effect on Iran’s economy.”
“The U.S. Congress has once again made it clear to the world: we are resolute in using all tools at our disposal to halt Iran’s nefarious nuclear ambitions.
This legislation, which AIPAC called ‘the strongest set of sanctions to isolate any country in the world during peacetime,’ is the latest in our concerted and hard-hitting sanctions regime that began with the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 in the Democratic-led Congress.
“This latest legislation contains new targeted restrictions on the Iranian energy sector, financial institutions, shipping companies, and insurers doing business with Iran. These latest sanctions complement previous legislation and Executive Orders that target the Central Bank of Iran, the National Iranian Oil Company, and the National Iranian Tanker Company.- “These sanctions, collectively the hardest-hitting in history, are already having a profound effect on Iran’s economy – a daily loss of $133 million and 1.2 million barrels of oil.
Just this week, President Obama announced new sanctions against foreign banks that help Iran sell its oil, targeting Chinese and Iraqi banks. Congress and the Administration have once again made clear that we will not accept a nuclear Iran, and that we are prepared to use all options at our disposal to keep the world free from this Iranian threat.“-Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D