Blumenauer Statement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

May 8, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement on reports that Donald Trump will announce that he will withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement:

“Trump is putting Iran squarely back on track toward a nuclear bomb. This isn't just about our relationship with Iran – it diminishes U.S. leadership on the world stage and undercuts our ability to negotiate an agreement with North Korea. Trump is creating an international crisis.

“Trump attempted to argue that the agreement needs ‘fixing,’ but no one took the bait, not Congress and not our allies. The fact of the matter is that opponents of the Iran agreement didn’t have a better answer in 2015 when it was crafted, and they don’t have a better answer today—especially because the agreement is working.

“Trump has scoffed at diplomacy as a foreign policy tool, undermined our national security interests, further isolated the United States, and eliminated a key off-ramp to war.”