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Congressman David Price (D-NC) Issues Statement on President Trump’s Reckless “Strategy” on Iran

October 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Oct. 13, 2017) – On Friday, October 13, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement of his new “strategy” on Iran. Last week, Congressman Price lead a letter to President Trump signed by 182 members of congress urging the President not to decertify Iran’s compliance with the deal.

“President Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal threatens to alienate the U.S. from our allies and embolden the Iranian regime. Countless military and intelligence advisers—including the President’s own Secretaries of Defense and State—have affirmed Iran’s compliance with the agreement, but the President seems intent on appealing to his political base regardless of the facts and at the expense of our national security. Additionally, an attempt by the President or Congress to unilaterally renegotiate or terminate terms of this agreement through executive action or legislation would undercut our international partners and jeopardize diplomatic efforts to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

Time and time again, this President has demonstrated that he has no capacity or desire to lead on the domestic or international stage—from betraying DREAMers, to walking away from the hard-won Paris climate accords, to tweeting insults to all who challenge him. He threatens our reputation as a country that keeps its word and stands with its allies. Congress must now fill the gap, reaffirming our commitment to a non-nuclear Iran, solidarity with our allies, serious diplomacy, and leadership that inspires trust and confidence.”