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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Reacts to President Trump’s Decertification of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

October 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will withhold recertification of the Iran nuclear deal.

“The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran, the United States, and other world leaders was made to slow down Iran’s nuclear capabilities, and we have strong evidence it is working with international inspectors certifying compliance on eight separate occasions since enactment. Prior to the agreement, Iran could build a nuclear weapon in about a month, but it would now take them almost a year. Failing to recertify the deal makes Iran a bigger threat to the region and the world. President Trump is telling our allies we are not a reliable partner, and destroying the credibility of the United States around the globe. This is even more troubling as we face heightened concerns in North Korea that call for trustworthy and delicate diplomacy.”

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