Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Agreement

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), issued the following statement regarding President Trump announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action:

“President Trump’s unilateral decision to remove the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached between our allies and Iran is reckless and unwarranted. This agreement has been in the best interests of the United States and the world. It walked Iran back from its status as a threshold nuclear power. It required the removal of the nuclear material needed for a bomb, and prohibited anything but peaceful nuclear power in the future. It is the best option we have to prevent Iran from securing a nuclear weapon.

“The President’s actions damage the United States’ credibility as a good-faith negotiating partner as we embark on multi-lateral discussions over the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. His decision makes the world more dangerous and Americans less safe.

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