Delaney Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“The President missed a significant opportunity to work with our allies to strengthen the weaknesses in the JCPOA and instead chose a misguided path that with either isolate the United States from our allies, accelerate Iran’s becoming a nuclear state, or lead to a military conflict with Iran. A President’s most fundamental responsibility is to the security of the American people at home and abroad. One of the central challenges still facing the world is nuclear proliferation. By withdrawing from the JCPOA without an articulated go forward strategy to work with the international community to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the President has compromised that responsibility. What makes matters worse, I fear it was done solely for political reasons. I hope that the damage is not permanent and that this mistake does not undermine the hugely important negotiations with North Korea and our national security more broadly.”