Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.
“The Iran nuclear agreement is working. Since the United States joined other world leaders in 2015 to enact an unprecedented agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear power, Iran went from being able to build a nuclear weapon in two months to now being delayed to a year. This irresponsible decision by President Trump to withdraw from the agreement is harmful to the United States, our allies, and the international community. At a time when tensions are high in the Middle East and smart diplomacy is critical to preventing conflict, withdrawal could embolden Iran as a greater threat in the region, will erode American credibility on the international stage, and will isolate us from other world leaders who are remaining in the deal.”