Harris Statement on Trump Violating the Iran Nuclear Deal


Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement today on President Donald Trump's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and violate the terms of the agreement:

"Today's decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal jeopardizes our national security and isolates us from our closest allies. This nuclear deal is not perfect, but it is certainly the best existing tool we have to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and avoid a disastrous military conflict in the Middle East.

"As the international community and the Administration's own national security team has confirmed multiple times, Iran remains in compliance with the deal. In the absence of an Iranian violation, it is reckless to break this agreement without presenting any plan on how to move forward. Instead of establishing a comprehensive, strategic national security policy, this Administration is far too focused on scoring political points."