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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott: By Pulling Out of Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump Leaves America Isolated, Unsafe

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he is not waiving sanctions pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear agreement:

“Today’s decision by President Trump is not based in facts, evidence or research and leaves America less safe and less credible. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Union, a huge swath of nuclear policy experts, and the Trump Administration officials themselves all agree that Iran is upholding its end of the deal.

“Similarly to the Paris Climate Agreement, pulling out of this deal erodes other countries’ faith in the trustworthiness of the United States, especially as North Korea negotiations ramp up. This action sends the message that America doesn’t live up to its word. By pulling out of the deal, Iran can do so as well, point to America as the impetus, which leaves no barrier between Iran and a restarted nuclear weapons program.”

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