Nelson, Scott Opposed In Their Takes On Iran Nuclear Deal Exit

May 8, 2018

Democratic U.S. Senator and Florida gubernatorial candidate Bill Nelson
Credit Bill Nelson's youtube channel

Florida’s U.S. Senatorial candidates Rick Scott and Bill Nelson have both offered their takes on President Donald Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal. Their respective stances could become a central issue between the opposing campaigns.

Minutes after President Donald Trump announced America’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson called pulling out of the deal a “tragic mistake.” Nelson suggested instead placing additional economic sanctions on Iran in order to stop them from manufacturing missiles.

"It will divide us from our European allies, and it will allow Iran to build a nuclear bomb within a year, instead of preventing it for at least seven to 12 years," Nelson said.

Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, called Trump’s actions the “right move,” and commended its impact on U.S.-Israeli relations saying, “Israel is our friend and our ally and I am always going to stand with them – not those that wish harm against Israel.”

In a letter to Trump last week, Scott touted Florida as having the nation’s third largest Jewish population.