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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump's Iran Deal Announcement

Statement

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

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran:

"Negotiating and signing on to the Iran deal was a difficult decision, but staying in it is not. President Trump's indefensible and reckless mission to undermine this multilateral agreement harms U.S. national security and puts our allies, including Israel, at risk. Throughout this process, President Trump has disregarded the recommendations of his own Cabinet members that he re-certify the deal.

Allowing Iran to advance its nuclear weapons program without recourse or inspection would be an unacceptable, direct threat to Israel's lasting safety and security. Fortunately, the President's decertification of the agreement does not constitute withdrawal, and it is now up to Congress to uphold our global commitments and work with our international partners to enforce the deal vigorously. At the same time, I have long supported and continue to support Congress pursuing separate sanctions to combat Iran's missile program, support for the Assad regime and Hezbollah, and other nefarious activity throughout the region."


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