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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Condemns Potential US Withdrawal from Iran Deal As “Self-Inflicted Wound to Our National Security and Influence”

October 13, 2017
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will decertify the United States’ nuclear agreement with Iran:

“President Trump is planning to unilaterally decertify the Iran Nuclear Agreement and effectively deliver a self-inflicted wound to our national security and standing abroad. Only a week after Secretary of Defense Mattis stated that upholding this agreement was in our national security interest, President Trump is dismantling it.

If the President goes through with decertifying this agreement - despite the International Atomic Energy Agency’s confirmation that Iran is in compliance - he will deal a serious blow to American diplomatic credibility. If, in the full face of evidence and international consensus, the United States goes back on her word, it will only harm our ability to reach a negotiated resolution to the current tensions with North Korea. Every nation must now question whether agreements signed by the United States will be revoked at the whim of the next chief executive.

We must remain vigilant to ensure Iranian compliance with the agreement, but the President’s actions would only weaken those efforts and our security.”