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house Bill H.R. 5119

Do U.S. Purchases of Iran’s Heavy Water Need to be Blocked?

Argument in favor

The U.S. shouldn’t be providing Iran with millions of dollars in exchange for its excess heavy water. Iran needs to comply with the terms of the nuclear agreement, but American taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill.

Jennifer's Opinion
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07/13/2016
All purchases from countries that support terrorism should be blocked.
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Mitch's Opinion
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07/13/2016
Iran has proved they are not to be trusted. He need to cut off all ties with Iran and cut off the Iran deal.
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Mathew's Opinion
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07/13/2016
Fueling the evil empire that is Iran is short-sighted and stupid stupid stupid
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Argument opposed

By trying to obstruct the purchase of Iran’s heavy water this bill’s proponents would interfere with the implementation of the nuclear deal, making it more likely that Iran would breach the agreement and pursue a nuclear weapon.

Aaron's Opinion
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07/13/2016
We can't back out of a part of a deal we already made. It ruins our credibility as a nation. If we don't stick to our peaceful agreements, then they might think we won't follow through on threats.
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David's Opinion
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07/13/2016
Another political ploy for Congress to take over US foreign policy from the President. It should be defeated.
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Lesia's Opinion
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07/13/2016
If we want to be the world's police, and apparently we do, then we don't get to refuse to follow the rules we agreed to.
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    All purchases from countries that support terrorism should be blocked.
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    We can't back out of a part of a deal we already made. It ruins our credibility as a nation. If we don't stick to our peaceful agreements, then they might think we won't follow through on threats.
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    Iran has proved they are not to be trusted. He need to cut off all ties with Iran and cut off the Iran deal.
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    Fueling the evil empire that is Iran is short-sighted and stupid stupid stupid
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    We should not be helping Iran in any way.
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    The Obama administration over-stepped its authority, yet again, in negotiating with a sanctioned country that actively sponsors terrorism, and seeks to destroy our ally, Isreal. Once your realize that our President is our enemy, everything he and his administration does makes sense.
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    Another political ploy for Congress to take over US foreign policy from the President. It should be defeated.
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    We don't need to provide Iran with taxpayer money to do something within their capabilities and responsibilities.
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    No American dollars to Iran! We don't NEED their heavy water; we can get it from Canada, if I'm not mistaken.
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    If we want to be the world's police, and apparently we do, then we don't get to refuse to follow the rules we agreed to.
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    What, aren't they peace loving? Oh wait, they have broken the treaty three times already.
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    Until they begin to follow guidelines we should block their everything and do no business with them.
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    We do not want Iran (among others) to have it & we certainly don't want them to break the nuclear treaty. Heavy water, just like weapons-grade nuclear material, needs to be kept from hostile nations as well as from those who wish to do (us) harm. A number of nations, international agencies & organizations can purchase or help offset the cost to obtain this dangerous, radiological material. Making American tax-payers bear the entire cost is reprehensible & a new, clear waste of resources.
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    Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism, why is this even being considered?
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    We shouldn't buy as much as a bag of Iranian pistachios until they stop sponsoring Islamic terrorism.
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    Why buy anything from someone intent on destroying our way of life? If we have a true life problem and it is the only place it can be bought; they have to comply with our purchase agreement and position in world politics!!!!!!!
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    Blocked yes. Pay for heavy water? Why, so Iran can't use it or an opportunity to transfer taxpayers money to support Iran's economy. Another question, does the U.S. need heavy water for it's research or military use? PS: The Obama administration did not brief top lawmakers about key details of an $8.6 million purchase of nuclear material from Iran for months after announcing the sale in April, according to interviews with multiple members of Congress.
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    If we buy anything from a country who sponsors terrorism, we are essentially sponsoring terrorism.
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    Buying heavy water from them is one way to keep them within treaty limits but when we send money to the Middle East we end up fighting people funded by our own country keeping the area in perpetual war. Iran needs to abide by treaty rules and stop producing heavy water in order to stay within treaty limits, not sell the excess for an ever increasing profit that they can use for their own secret research. And thinking that any country on this planet doesn't partake in secret, off the books research, then you are incredibly naive. We need complete transparency especially when it comes to nuclear weapons and the development of them. (Maybe if countries like Iran and yes, EVEN THE UNITED STATES, focused more of the nuclear research on clean energy production instead of weapons these countries might not be so inclined to WAR)
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    How stupid can you get Iran don't care about anything except killing us. It seems to be okay for Obama
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