At a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, several speakers expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, including Brian Mast, a former U.S. Army soldier who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan to Iranian-made IEDs, who said, “Congress, Senate, President Obama, if you push this deal through, you will have the blood of US service members on your hands.”
The conference was sponsored by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that focuses on correcting misrepresentations in Middle East policy. The conference was co-sponsored by 11 other organizations.
In addition to Brian Mast, who has artificial legs now because of the IED injuries, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey was also strongly critical of the deal.
“The law as passed by the Congress, the Review Act that was passed three months ago, deals with this situation” he said.
“It says very clearly that not only all terms of the agreement between Iran and the rest of the countries and the United States, not only do those have to be made available to the United States, they have to be made available within five days of the signing of the agreement,” he said. “That would have been July 14th, so they were due by July 19th, and they didn’t come.”