Perlmutter Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Washington, D.C.-, May 8, 2018 | comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after President Trump announced his decision to reinstate sanctions against Iran and withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

“Today’s decision by President Trump creates more chaos and uncertainty which hurts our standing with our allies and jeopardizes international security. As a nuclear non-proliferation agreement, the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was intended to limit Iran’s ability to develop or manufacture nuclear bombs and reduce nuclear tensions in the Middle East. The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Iran is complying with the terms of the JCPOA, as has President Trump’s own administration and our international allies. I supported the JCPOA because I believed it to be a positive, diplomatic solution in America’s best interests. President Trump’s decision to reinstate sanctions breaks America’s commitments under the JCPOA, hurts U.S. credibility abroad and does nothing to keep America safe.”

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