Rep. Gallego Statement on Trump's Decision to "Decertify" the Iran Nuclear Deal


Date: Oct. 13, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will declare Iran to be out of compliance with the Iran nuclear deal:

"Though imperfect, the Iran deal is an important tool that until now has taken the Iranian nuclear threat off the table.

"All evidence points to the fact that Iran has so far complied with the agreement. Just last week, the Secretary of Defense told me that he believes Iran is in compliance, in an open hearing. None of the other signatories to the Deal -- including our closest allies -- believe Iran to have violated its terms. President Trump stands alone in this misinformed belief.

"To unring this bell, I look forward to working with more sober minds in Congress -- Adam Smith, Mac Thornberry, Eliot Engel, Ed Royce, and others, of both parties -- who have the power to salvage the Iran deal by not reimposing sanctions on an evil regime that is nevertheless, by all accounts, keeping up its end of the bargain. The stability of the Middle East and our credibility as a nation are at stake.

"It's now up to Congress to save this deal. The alternatives are a nuclear Iran, an isolated United States, a war with Iran, or all of the above. That is no choice at all."