May 08, 2018

Wyden Statement on Trump Decision to Withdraw from Iran Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement.

“Donald Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action comes after Trump’s own advisors say Iran has complied with the agreement, and despite a bipartisan call from Congress, and American allies, to preserve and strengthen the agreement,” Wyden said. “Iran is further away from a nuclear weapon because of this agreement and withdrawing now will only isolate the United States and leave us fewer options to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.  Because of Trump’s decision, the United States and our allies are at greater risk today than we were yesterday.”