October 13, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on Decertification of Iran Deal

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s decision not to re-certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, entered into by Iran, the United States, and five other world powers in 2016:

“Decertifying our deal to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is a step toward a more dangerous world.  If the President continues down this path, he will undermine the credibility and good faith we fostered with partners and adversaries alike in negotiating the agreement.  He will isolate us from our allies and the international community—relationships we must maintain to address the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea.  And he will make it harder to take on the other challenges Iran poses, including its support for terrorist groups, its meddling in Syria and Iraq, its ballistic missile program, and its dismal record on human rights. 

“The President is ignoring the demonstrated success of the nuclear deal, and casting aside concern for the safety of the American people and our allies just to erase a victory for his predecessor.  That is not putting America first.”


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