Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Terminate U.S. Participation in the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Washington, D.C.— Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action:

“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a great diplomatic achievement.  Experts and our allies all agree that this landmark agreement has been successful in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and even senior Trump Administration officials have confirmed that Iran has remained in compliance with the agreement.  Yet, the President has chosen to utterly ignore that reality.

“The President’s decision to follow his misguided and uninformed campaign promise to destroy the successful Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action endangers global security and defies comprehension.

“This rash decision isolates America, not Iran.  Our allies will hold up their end of the agreement, but our government will lose its international credibility and the power of our voice at the table.  The President’s decision to abdicate American leadership during a critical moment in our effort to advance a denuclearization agreement with North Korea is particularly senseless, disturbing and dangerous.

“Democrats have no illusions about the Iranian regime.  We remain strongly committed to stopping the advancement of Iran’s ballistic missile program, its egregious human rights abuses, and its support of terrorism and other nefarious activities in the region.  

“Today is a sad day for America’s global leadership.  The Trump Administration’s dangerous and impulsive action is no substitute for real global leadership.”

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