May 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump Withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran Deal

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal: 

“I am deeply troubled that President Trump has ignored his own advisors and made the American people less safe by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. I have long said that the Iran agreement must be the first step among many to confront Iran’s destabilizing actions, and I voted to pass a bill to increase sanctions on Iran for its support for terrorism, for its development of a ballistic missile program, and its human rights abuses. But the fact remains that this deal represents the best available option for preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. I am concerned that this announcement will cause the agreement between the United States, Iran, and other nations to collapse, likely leading to the resumption of Iran’s nuclear weapons program while undermining our country’s diplomatic standing, including efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons throughout the world. We must do everything we can to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon, and this decision will hurt those efforts.”