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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s purchase of heavy water from Iran in an effort to protect its nuclear agreement:

“The Administration’s plan to buy over thirty tons of heavy water from Iran for over eight million dollars goes above and beyond the nuclear deal once again. Nowhere in the agreement does it suggest the Ayatollah should be financially awarded for turning over materials that either are or soon will be in violation of the agreement. Potentially providing Iran with money to support terrorism or its ballistic missile program is irresponsible. This dangerous precedent could pave the way for either additional transactions with Iran or allow Iran to enter the U.S. financial system. That access was not granted in the nuclear deal and it shouldn’t be granted now. This Administration must ensure that we do not continue down a path of endless concessions in order to satisfy Iran’s threats to back out of the nuclear deal.”