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Rep. Royce: Iran Won't Abandon Nuclear Ambitions

Friday, 06 Dec 2013 03:31 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The U.S.-Iran nuclear disarmament won't do anything to stop the Middle East country from continuing to build bombs, according to Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

"We have an agreement where Iran says, okay, we will stop construction on our plutonium reactor … a bomb-making factory that we've caught them building for a plutonium weapon, besides the uranium enrichment weapon they're working on," Royce told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"And the thought was that would be halted, at least that's what it says in the agreement. But when they get back home, they say, no, no, no, we're going to continue construction at that reactor site; that agreement doesn't mean what we said. And … we maintain that we have the right to more of these."

Royce, a California Republican whose committee will grill Secretary of State John Kerry about the deal on Tuesday, said equally alarming is the ongoing anti-American sentiment coming out of Iran.

"Their militia that were chanting death to America a few weeks ago [and], some of their leadership were out there with the militia marching through their capital yelling death to America," he said.

"[And that is] while they maintain the agreement doesn't mean what the words say."

Royce regrets that legislation he and Rep. Eliot Engel of New York introduced in the House, which passed it 440 to 20, didn't fly.

"That legislation would have put on the same types of sanctions we once put on South Africa. In other words, the sanctions that would give the regime in Iran a choice between economic implosion or compromise on their nuclear weapons program," he said.

"[The administration was] able to hold that up over on the Senate side and we now have an agreement which, frankly, from the standpoint of the Iranians, and it's hard to read it any other way, attests to their right to enrich.

"Instead of dismantling the nuclear program there, you basically have something the administration's pushing which says that, if you read it the way the Iranians read it, they have the right to enrich."

On the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Royce said the beloved leader "soldiered through a lot of personal experiences but what would have made a lot of people bitter, and instead with him, created a personality who tried to bring the country together."

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