LaMalfa Issues Statement on Iran Deal Withdrawal


Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday a decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear deal.

LaMalfa said: "Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles capable of delivering them -- not only in the Middle East, but also across the Atlantic to the United States -- is a serious threat to both the U.S. and our allies. Unfortunately, the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal struck by John Kerry and the Obama Administration does little to curb this pursuit. While it may sound good, there are not nearly strong enough measures in place to actually hold Iran accountable for compliance with the deal. If we cannot guarantee that Iran follows the rules, then it's pointless. The Obama Administration traded billions of U.S. and foreign dollars in exchange for promises Iran clearly has no intention of keeping. To make matters worse, the current agreement does nothing to prevent Iran from testing ballistic missiles and much of the money Iran has received has been funneled directly to active terrorist organizations. This deal was a disaster from the start and it lets Iran off the hook. I support the President's decision to withdraw the United States from this agreement."