May 08, 2018

Warren Statement on President Trump Withdrawing from the Iran Deal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal:

"America should be a country that keeps it promises. The Obama Administration negotiated a landmark agreement to peacefully prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Deal breaks our word, hurts our credibility with our allies, empowers Iranian hardliners, and doesn't make us any safer here at home.  There's no question that Iran's government is a bad actor. But inspectors have independently verified that Iran has been complying with the deal - a fact that even the Trump Administration has conceded. I'd rather the United States - together with our allies - counter Iran's bad behavior with the nuclear deal than without it. Instead, President Trump has pulled the US out without offering any real alternative to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, creating chaos and confusion across the Middle East, and the world. This isn't a strategy. It's a recipe for disaster."