U.S. Senator, Representatives release statements regarding JCPOA withdraw

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In this May 5, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax reform at Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the President announced that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal:

“President Trump is right to abandon the Obama Administration’s bad deal. We know Iran has long thumbed its nose at the international community and has potentially violated this one-sided agreement. Any new agreement must prevent Iran from obtaining and employing weapons of mass destruction and be subject to Congressional scrutiny.”

Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks regarding the President’s announcement on the Iran Deal:

“I have no doubt that the JCPOA was flawed and that for years Iran has been deceptive about its nuclear and other programs.  My preference would have been to give our European allies a few more months to strengthen the deal, but now that the President has decided that the United States will withdraw, we must have two critical priorities.  One is to further enhance our own military capabilities.  The other is to strengthen our alliances.  A strong, international effort is required to curtail Iran’s aggressive behavior in a number of areas.”

Congressman Jodey Arrington also weighed in on the Iran nuclear deal on Facebook:

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