Blunt Rochester Issues Statement on President Trump's Decision to End U.S. Involvement in the JCPOA

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Washington, May 8, 2018 | Kyle Morse (202-695-0494) | comments

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China.

“President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear agreement is a clear mistake that jeopardizes the credibility of the United States,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester. “While not perfect, this accord was negotiated to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and thus far, it has been successful. By pulling out of this agreement, we are dividing ourselves from allies and calling into question our own leadership within the international community, and the Trump Administration is doing so without a clear and comprehensive strategy for limiting Iran’s nuclear program. Without a plan, the United States is no closer to stabilizing the region or addressing Iran’s support of bad actors across the Middle East. This dangerous and short-sighted move sets a disturbing precedent for future international negotiations.”

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