Abbott: Texas will not be an accomplice in supporting Iran's terrorist activity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott explained his decision to maintain economic sanctions against Iran despite the Obama Administration’s request to lift them.

Abbott says he will seek new legislation to strengthen existing sanctions against the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

He said On the Record tonight that maintaining the sanctions is the right thing to do stand with Israel.

“Now that the sanctions have been lifted, what the United States is opening the investment door back up. And we’re saying ‘No, we’re not going to open the investment door back up, in fact we’re going to close it even tighter and put a lock on it.”

He hopes that states across the nation will join Texas in rejecting the Iran nuclear deal.