Wasserman Schultz on Trump Decision To Withdraw from JCPOA

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Washington, May 8, 2018 | comments

“President Trump’s misguided decision to violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will make it considerably more difficult to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, which would present an unacceptable threat to our national security and the security of the State of Israel. While the deal isn’t perfect, it has placed verifiable limits on Iran’s nuclear program, and top Trump Administration officials have acknowledged that Iran is compliant with its obligations under the agreement.

The U.S. recklessly walking away from the deal, with no apparent plan in its place, provides the dangerous Iranian regime the freedom to immediately ratchet up its nuclear activity. I will work with my colleagues in Congress to fill the leadership void that the President has created on this global security issue.

We must continue to work with our allies and partners to redouble our efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and to continue to counter Iran’s other nefarious activity in the region. Regrettably, the President’s decision today is a step in the wrong direction, and I worry it will prove to be a mistake with grievous consequences.”

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