U.S. Rep. Pete
Visclosky, D-1st, released the following statement on Tuesday following the
Trump Administration’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement.
discarding multilateral diplomacy, the Administration’s decision today makes
the world a more dangerous place.
“The United States
is right to confront Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the Middle East, but
no regional challenge becomes easier to solve by abandoning the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a verifiable and enforceable agreement
designed by the United States and our allies to curtail Iran’s nuclear
has not offered evidence that Iran has failed to withhold its part of the
bargain, and there is consensus among our allies in the agreement and the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the deal is working.
“It is deeply
regrettable that today’s decision will damage our country’s credibility as a
negotiator, our relationships with critical allies and partners, and our
ability to lead future efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and
materials around the world.”