Orthodox Union Commends Senator Schumer and Representatives Meng, Rice, Engel, Lowey & Israel for Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted on August 10, 2015 In Iran, Press Releases

Contact: Roslyn Singer
Director of Communications, OU Advocacy


The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds Senator Charles Schumer as well as Representatives Grace Meng, Kathleen Rice, Elliot Engel, Nita Lowey, and Steve Israel—all Democrats—for faithfully representing the views of the New York community and publicly opposing the Iran nuclear deal.

The Orthodox Union also commends Representatives Lee Zeldin and Dan Donovan, Republicans also representing New York, who have opposed the deal.

“During the Orthodox Union Leadership Mission to Washington in June, we met with Members of Congress from across the country and expressed our concerns about the Iran nuclear deal as well as what we considered the five key elements to a good deal with Iran. We believe this deal does not meet those criteria and paves a pathway to a nuclear-armed Iran,” said Nathan Diament, Executive Director of OU Advocacy.

“We appreciate and respect the complicated political environment surrounding the review of the Iran nuclear deal as well as how difficult it is to take a stand that contradicts the position of the President of the United States. We are extremely grateful to Senator Schumer and to Representatives Meng, Rice, Engel, Lowey, Israel, Zeldin and Donovan for listening to our concerns and publicly opposing the deal,” said Diament.

The Orthodox Union calls on all Members of Congress to disapprove the bad nuclear deal with Iran.