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Congresswoman Speier on Trump’s Abandonment of the Iran Agreement

May 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) released the following statement following President Trump’s announcement Tuesday that the United States will leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear agreement.

“President Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement despite the outcry from his own administration and our allies around the world is nothing more than a reckless bid to appear strong to his base by following through on his campaign claims that this was a ‘bad deal.’ His decision opens the door for Iran to reengage in developing a nuclear bomb. Why would anyone trust us? We've now pulled out of the Paris Accord and the JCPOA, both of which undermine us as a country and a world power. Though the responsibility for this rash gamble rests squarely on President Trump’s shoulders, the price will be paid by all of us for years, if not generations, to come,” Rep Speier said.