Franklin Graham Voices Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal
Carrie Dedrick Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Sep 15
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham has voiced his opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, according to Christian Today. Graham, the president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says that allowing Iran to possess nuclear weapons will lead to the destruction of Israel.
In a Facebook post, Graham wrote, "Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei isn't hiding his true feelings about America, Israel, or the nuclear deal in the hands of Congress right now. This week in meetings about the deal, he arrogantly declared that Israel wouldn't even exist in 25 years! How blatant can you get? He also says that the US is the Great Satan."
Graham continued that the U.S. should not consider making a deal with a country that many call “the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”
"They have been designated as a sponsor of terrorism by our own State Department since 1984!" Graham wrote.
He also echoed the words of Senator Joe Manchin: "I cannot in good conscience agree to Iran receiving up to $100 billion in funds that everyone knows will be used, at least in some part, to continue funding terrorism and further destabilise the Middle East."
“Making a deal with Iran is like making a deal with the devil," Graham finished.
Publication date: September 15, 2015