In a letter to Governor Greg Abbott, members of the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) today affirmed their support for his commitment to continue state-level sanctions against Iran. The letter reads in part:
The President’s deal makes it more likely that Iran will manufacture nuclear weapons in the long-term, but in the near term, the lifting of sanctions allows an infusion of funding that will be used to purchase lethal conventional weapons, as well as finance terrorism and proxy wars. Texas cannot be complicit in funding or aiding a regime which refuses to renounce nuclear ambitions nor terrorism, and which has abducted and killed American civilians and servicemen.
TCC members support continuing the divestment of state funds from Iran that was initiated through Senate Bill 200 (83R, 2013). Read the full letter here.