House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) today released the following statement on the announcement by President Donald Trump that he will withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran:
"The president's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement makes our country less safe and creates greater uncertainty in the Middle East region. This reckless action hurts America's credibility with the rest of the world and further isolates the United States from our European allies. Only by working with our global partners can we prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
"The United States must remain strongly committed to stopping the advancement of Iran's nuclear weapons and further development of its ballistic missile program. We cannot allow Iran to continue its activities to destabilize the region. The United States must work in partnership with our allies in Europe and the Middle East to keep the nightmare of a nuclear armed Iran from becoming a reality.
"By abandoning the Iran Deal, Donald Trump has weakened the United States' ability to negotiate strong agreements that prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Donald Trump's disastrous decision will have long lasting consequences for our diplomatic efforts."