Velázquez on Trump Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the United States will leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran:
“This reckless decision will harm the United States’ interests and security and potentially bring Iran closer to developing nuclear weapons. The Trump Administration has signaled to the world that the United States cannot be taken at its word, undermining our nation’s credibility, reducing the U.S.’ leverage in future negotiations with Iran and diminishing our ability to engage with allies. I am also troubled by what message this decision sends to other nuclear weapons-seeking countries like North Korea.
“I will continue working for peaceful solutions to prevent Iran from enriching uranium. In the meantime, I call on the President and the Administration to revisit this harmful decision.”
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