Kuster Statement on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal


Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Concord, NH

Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the decision by President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

"Ensuring that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon, and defending the national security of the United States and our allies, must be the ultimate goal of U.S. foreign policy toward the Iran. Unfortunately, I do not believe that President Trump's decision today furthers that goal and instead raises the risk of an Iranian regime with nuclear capabilities that threatens the safety and wellbeing of all Americans. The Iran nuclear deal created strict oversight that allows for inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency and has near universal support from our allies. Rather than walk away, we should continue to work with our allies to ensure Iran's compliance with the deal. Iran's threatening behavior toward Israel, support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad and backing of terrorist organizations in Lebanon and elsewhere is completely unacceptable but abandoning our commitments will only strengthen Iran's destabilizing role in the region and undermine our ability to address these serious challenges."