Butterfield Statement on Trump’s Decision to Abandon the Iran Deal

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to terminate the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acton (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Deal:

“President Trump’s decision today to unilaterally withdraw the United States from the JCPOA is reckless and shortsighted.  Walking away from the JCPOA without a clear strategy will have destabilizing consequences for the Middle East and the rest of the world.  Today’s decision leaves the United States isolated from some of our closest allies, further abdicates our role as a global leader, and empowers countries like Russia and China to fill the void left behind by our exit from the agreement.

“This dangerous decision by President Trump has damaged America’s credibility and calls into question the ability of the United States to follow through on commitments made with nations around the world.”