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Roe Statement on President Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Announcement

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Washington, May 8, 2018 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal:

“I’ve opposed the Iran nuclear agreement since day one; and, I have repeatedly said that we should not provide sanctions relief to Tehran until there is an absolute cessation of both Iran's nuclear program and its support for terrorism around the world. This deal simply does not do enough to protect America and the rest of the world – particularly our ally Israel – from a nuclear Iran. Not only is Iran the chief perpetrator of state-sponsored terrorism, it has also been blatantly testing ballistic missiles that could later be modified to carry nuclear material. Iran still continues to be a destabilizing influence across the Middle East, and the United States must re-impose sanctions to deplete Iran of the resources they need to finance terrorism activities abroad. I applaud President Trump for sending a clear message to the Iranian regime that they will be held accountable for their actions, and I look forward to working together to apply additional pressure on Tehran to stop its human rights abuses, support for terrorism and testing of ballistic missiles.”
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