Cicilline Statement on Iran

Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

“This president is taking our country down a dangerous path. Iran is complying with the terms of an agreement negotiated by the United States and five other countries to prevent them from developing a nuclear weapon. This is something the President's own senior officials have confirmed. President Trump, himself, has twice certified Iran’s compliance with the terms of this agreement.”

“We should, of course, continue to deter Iran’s malicious behavior, including their support of terrorism and testing of ballistic missiles. In fact, just last month, Congress enacted new sanctions on their ballistic missile program."

"But the only thing President Trump has achieved today is to bring us closer to another military conflict in the Middle East. At a time when we should be working towards a diplomatic resolution of the North Korean crisis, President Trump’s action will undermine confidence that America keeps its word. This is not what he was elected to do. The American people deserve better."

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