Brooklyn Boro President Asks Lawmakers to Oppose Iran Deal

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Brooklyn’s borough president on Tuesday asked federal lawmakers from his borough to reject the Iran nuclear deal that Congress will vote on next month.

Eric Adams, a Democrat, said that New Yorkers have a duty to be extra vigilant in opposing terrorism, something the deal worked out by president Barack Obama does not address.

“The threat of terrorism is not a far-fetched hypothetical in New York City; ask anyone who lived through the horrors of 9/11,” Adams said. “We cannot be too vigilant in our defense against future attacks.”

Adams said that he supports diplomatic efforts to end Iran’s nuclear program, “but unfortunately that is not the deal which is currently in front of Congress.”

Several Brooklyn lawmakers, such as Rep. Yvette Clarke, are part of a campaign to get them to vote against.