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Kustoff Statement on Trump Administration’s New Strategy on Iran

October 13, 2017
Press Release

Germantown, Tennessee – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today released the following statement applauding President Trump’s decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. 

“The deeply-flawed Iran deal has failed to prevent the Iranian Regime’s ballistic missile testing, terrorism and overall hostility that continues to threaten America’s national security interests and regional stability,” said Kustoff. “In fact, Iran’s aggressive behavior has escalated since the JCPOA was adopted two years ago. We cannot forget that the Iran deal is a non-binding political agreement that President Obama entered into using unilateral executive authority, without the consent of Congress or the American people. This was a bad deal from day one. I applaud the Trump Administration for decertifying the poorly-negotiated JCPOA and for developing a new strategy to counter Iran’s malign activities. We must remain vigilant against those who wish to bring Americans harm and continue to stand with our Middle Eastern allies.”

Kustoff is a member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, which continually examines more effective ways to trace terrorism financing and cut it off at the source.