Rep. Sewell Statement on Withdrawal from Iran Deal

Statement

Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

On Tuesday, May 8, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. International partners have urged the Administration to uphold the Iran Deal, which has substantially limited Iran's nuclear capabilities.

"After months of deliberation and extensive conversations with nuclear experts, military officials, and constituent groups, I decided to support the Iran Deal because I believed it was our best option for ensuring a nuclear-free Iran," said Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL). "The Iran Deal was not perfect, but its collective enforcement by the international community made it the best path forward. President Trump's reckless withdrawal from the Iran Deal has the potential to destabilize an already unstable region. As we lay the groundwork for a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea, reneging on the Iran Deal could also endanger our chances at establishing another major international agreement. Unilaterally walking away from this agreement leaves America isolated and puts our national security at risk."


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