McConnell Statement on Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement on the Iran Deal:

“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action represented a deeply flawed agreement which President Trump has determined is not in the national security interests of the United States.  Iran’s malign behavior across the broader Middle East—support to proxies such as Shia militias within Iraq, Hezbollah, the Houthis in Yemen, and militias inside of Syria, use of cyber-attacks, support for terrorism, and pursuit of an advanced ballistic missile program—must all be addressed in a wider regional effort. 

“Our European partners now have an opportunity to come back to the table with Secretary Pompeo and negotiate the best terms to create either a better agreement, or a maximum pressure campaign against Iran.  I share the objective and commitment made by the President that Iran should never be able to acquire or develop a nuclear weapon.”

Related Issues: National Security, Iraq, Syria, Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran