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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Evans Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal

October 13, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after President Trump announced to the American people that he will not certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.

“President Trump’s action is destructive, irresponsible and highlights his utter lack of experience in crafting foreign policy. There is a big difference between governing and campaigning and today’s announcement yet again demonstrates President Trump’s desire to react to situations without taking into account the magnitude of what such actions mean to the lives of Americans. I recognize how complex the Iran Nuclear Deal is, but it is important to remember this is not 2015; we cannot go back in time. We need to ask ourselves not whether we like or agree with the Iran Nuclear Deal, but whether our nation is better off without it. President Trump’s decision leaves our nation isolated internationally because our allies will not also re-impose sanctions in order to force Iran to renegotiate the deal. The President has demonstrated that he’s not ready for prime-time, and proven once again that he cannot see the bigger picture – if we leave the Iran Nuclear Deal, why should countries like North Korea believe that we can be trusted to keep our word? President Trump has no plan once the United States leaves the deal. He is risking our security in order to fulfill a campaign promise. Foreign policy is not a game of golf or a reality TV show. It’s time for President Trump to do what is best for the American people and start acting like a world leader,” Congressman Evans stated. 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

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