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Congressman David Price (D-NC) Issues Statement on Reports that President Trump Plans to ‘Decertify’ Iran Nuclear Deal

October 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Oct. 6, 2017) – On Friday, October 6, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement on reports that President Trump’s plans to ‘decertify’ Iran’s compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal

“Once again, President Trump has abdicated the responsibilities and expectations entrusted in him as Commander-in-Chief.  Media reports now indicate that the President is likely to decertify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) despite zero evidence that Iran has violated the agreement.

The President’s decision puts him at odds with our international negotiating partners, with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and with countless military and intelligence officials—including, apparently, his own Secretary of Defense.

This short-sighted and reckless decision based solely on the President’s disdain for his predecessor will only embolden Iran and put our national security at risk by undermining our relationship with our international negotiating partners and making proliferation by North Korea and other states more likely.

On Wednesday, I sent a letter to President Trump signed by 181 of my colleagues in the House—including both supporters and opponents of the Iran deal—urging the President not to take this action. I am calling on the President now to reconsider this irresponsible and foolhardy decision and recertify the agreement before the October 15th deadline.”