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ROSEN STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECERTIFICATION OF IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

October 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to decertify the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

“Preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is critical to ensuring our global and national security. I have taken a strong stance in holding Iran accountable for its actions and will continue to ensure that we remain vigilant in monitoring the regime’s behavior.

“Without providing compelling evidence of a material breach or non-compliance, the President is engaged in a risky policy, which opens the door for our allies and our adversaries to question our posture. The JCPOA was agreed among a wide-ranging number of international partners. Negotiating new terms to the agreement will require international cooperation.

“Congress will need to work on holding Iran’s feet to the fire. I will remain committed to neutralizing any effort on behalf of the Iranian regime to acquire nuclear weapons and will work across the aisle in a bipartisan manner for an effective, well-thought out policy that corrects this administration's rudderless approach on foreign policy so that we can reassure the well-warranted concerns of our allies and of the American people.”

BACKGROUND: Congresswoman Rosen voted earlier this year in favor of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364) which directs the President to impose sanctions against Iran’s ballistic missile program and its terrorist-supporting Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and allow sanctions for human rights violations.

Rosen has also co-sponsored the bipartisan Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698) and Rep. Kihuen’s Iran Ballistic Missile Reporting Act of 2017 (H.R. 3078).

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