Cole Statement on Iran Deal
May 8, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Trump announced the termination of the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
“I support President Trump’s decision to rescind the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran,” said Cole. “This deal was bad from the onset – it was negotiated by a weak Administration and would have allowed Iran to become nuclear capable. It is worth noting that bipartisan majorities in the Senate and House opposed this agreement from its inception.
“President Trump signed a presidential memorandum to reinstate economic sanctions against the Iranian regime or any nation that helps Iran pursue a nuclear path. In addition to sanctions, I support the White House’s statement that we will continue to work with our allies to find a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Iranian nuclear threat. Iran must stop its nuclear weapons development and delivery system program, halt human rights abuses, end cyberattacks and terminate support for terrorist groups.
“I look forward to working with the Administration to end Iran’s quest to be a nuclear power and ensure Iran will coexist peacefully with his neighbors.”