May 8, 2018

Whitehouse Statement on Trump Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal:

“This is a reckless – and, it appears, reflexive – decision.  The President’s refusal to waive sanctions puts the United States in violation of the nuclear agreement, moves the United States away from our allies, and reopens a path for Iran to obtain the nuclear arms it seeks.  It also undermines our efforts to build international pressure to end Iran’s other hostile behavior, such as its ballistic missile program and support for terrorism and violent proxies across the Middle East.  And it sends a signal to everyone with whom we negotiate to bring about a more peaceful world, not least North Korea, that the United States doesn’t keep its word.  That is a perilous message to send.”


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