Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Condemns President Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Condemns President Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, DC—Following President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) said:

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal dangerously increases the likelihood of war and undermines approaching talks with Kim Jong-un to denuclearize North Korea. While the Iran deal is far from perfect, Iran is in compliance and the deal is working by preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and preventing an all-out war. The concerns regarding other issues like Iran’s missile program should be addressed outside of the existing nuclear deal.

“Breaking this commitment that the U.S. made to Iran and our allies will likely push Iran to restart its nuclear weapons program, increase the potential of war, and undermine critical negotiations to denuclearize North Korea – a country that already has nuclear weapons that threaten Hawai‘i and the United States. Due to President Trump’s actions today, there is no reason for North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to believe that the United States will abide by any agreement made with them to denuclearize North Korea. This short-sighted decision ruins already damaged U.S. global credibility, proving that the U.S. cannot be trusted to keep its promises.”

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has consistently urged President Trump and Congress to uphold the nation’s commitment to the Iran Nuclear Deal(Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). The congresswoman spoke on the House floor and published an article in The Hill urging President Trump against decertifying Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear agreement. She has acknowledged that the Iran Nuclear Deal is imperfect; however, she emphasized that the agreement was better than the alternative.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has continually advocated for the defense of Hawai‘i and our country from the threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea, and is a strong advocate for strengthening U.S. missile defense.