U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference and member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement today after Iran revealed the development of a secret nuclear facility:
Iran’s revelation of a secret nuclear facility is disturbing yet not unexpected. Iran has deceived the world community time and time again and any assurance that their nuclear program is peaceful should be seen for what it is, just another lie.
President Obama must abandon his foreign policy that extends a hand of cooperation to our enemies, while turning a cold shoulder to our friends and a blind eye to their suffering. Continuing to hold out the false hope that this lie will be the last further endangers the safety of the American people and our allies. It is time to impose meaningful sanctions on the Iranian government, and send a strong signal that these dangerous acts of deception will not stand.