Huizenga Statement on Iran


Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the flawed Iranian Nuclear Deal.

"The Obama Administration's Nuclear Deal with Iran did not make the American people or our allies in Europe or our allies across the Middle East safer. Under this flawed agreement, Iran was permitted to further advance their nuclear ambitions by continuing to develop dual use technology while also enhancing their capabilities to successfully deliver a nuclear payload.

"Make no mistake; Iran remains the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. They have continued to destabilize the Middle East by financing and exporting terrorism across the region and beyond. The Iranian Nuclear Deal rewarded bad behavior and I support the President's decision to withdraw from it.

"I encourage our European allies to join us in moving to contain the threat posed by the Iranian regime. Through sanctions and maximum pressure, we can bring the Iranians back to the table instead of leading them to the very edge of a nuclear breakout."