Crist Statement on Trump Withdrawing U.S. From Iran Deal


Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the announcement by President Trump that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

"Iran promotes violence and terrorism throughout the Middle East and around the world. Their development of ballistic missiles and human rights violations must continue to be addressed and dealt with severely.

"Tearing up the Iran deal, an international agreement to block their efforts to gain a nuclear weapon, is short-sighted and misguided. It divides the international coalition created to hold Iran accountable to a robust compliance regime and does nothing to advance U.S. interests. President Trump's decision to withdraw from this agreement undermines America's credibility, strengthens the hand of pro-nuclear weapon hard liners in Iran, and makes the Middle East an even less stable place."