Pelosi Statement on President Trump Reinstating Sanctions on Iran

San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran after exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement:

“Far from making us more safe, the President’s latest ill-informed attempt to dismantle the successful Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action makes America and our allies less secure.  This counterproductive action only diminishes America’s international credibility, erodes our relationships with our NATO and EU allies and sets back the path toward a more stable region and peaceful, non-nuclear future.

“Democrats have no illusions about the Iranian regime.  We remain strongly committed to stopping the advancement of Iran’s ballistic missile program, continuing to block its nuclear ambitions and holding the regime accountable for its egregious human rights abuses and support of terrorism in the region.  Yet, President Trump’s dangerous decision serves only to empower the most dangerous and radical elements in Iran.

“If the President cares about his constitutional responsibility to protect the American people, he should get serious about the threat of nuclear proliferation and the other threats to our nation’s security, particularly from Russia.  President Trump must finally accept the long-standing conclusion of the U.S. Intelligence Community that Russia is attacking our democracy, and stop refusing to fully implement the bipartisan sanctions on Russia that Congress passed a full year ago.”


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