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Issa Statement on President Trump's Iran Announcement

Statement

Date: May 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Following today's announcement by President Trump on the nuclear deal with Iran, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) released the following statement:

"I applaud President Trump's bold leadership putting Iran, and its regional proxies, on notice and demanding that they permanently abandon any ambition to develop nuclear weapons. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated under the previous administration was an irresponsible agreement that put our people at risk, left our most important allies in the Middle East in jeopardy, and did not achieve a single stated foreign policy objective of the United States. As I said in 2015: No nation has ever abandoned its nuclear ambitions without first agreeing to actually abandon its nuclear ambitions. Absent any commitment by the Iranian regime to permanently abandon its goal to develop nuclear weapons and a robust "anywhere, anytime' inspections regime, the JCPOA was not worth the paper it was written on."


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