U.S. Rep. Gallagher: Colleagues introduce resolution marking anniversary of U.S. withdrawal of Iran Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Mike Gallagher, joined by Reps. Cheney, Hartzler, King (NY), Diaz-Balart, Weber, Meadows, Budd, and Gaetz introduced H. Res 390 to mark the one-year anniversary of the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This resolution details the flaws of the Iran nuclear agreement, sets clear conditions for any future sanctions relief, and reaffirms Congressional opposition to Iran acquiring nuclear capabilities. Click here for bill text.

“The JCPOA was a flawed deal that made the United States and our allies less secure,” said Congressman Gallagher. “The Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from this agreement was the right one, and the return to a maximum pressure campaign has the Iranian regime on its heels. Now more than ever, Congress must demonstrate to the world that the United States will no longer tolerate Iran’s malign activities.”

“It has been one year since President Trump rightfully withdrew from President Obama’s failed Iran nuclear deal, and it is more clear than ever how disastrous this agreement truly was,” said Congresswoman Liz Cheney. “The deal enriched Iran with wide-ranging, lasting, and unjustified sanctions relief. Meanwhile, many of the agreement’s restrictions will expire in just a few short years. The Trump Administration must continue to increase pressure on the regime in Tehran, which is recklessly pursuing expansive terror and missile activities at the expense of the Iranian people.”

“President Trump made the right decision a year ago in walking away from one of the worst international agreements ever made between two countries. Iran is the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, they’ve been assisting the murderous Assad regime in Syria, and they’ve called for the complete destruction of Israel. The deal struck between the Obama administration and Iran paved the way for an Iranian nuclear program while giving billions sanctions relief for their malign activities. I will continue to stand with President Trump in his effort to put maximum-pressure on the Iranian government,” said Congressman Budd.

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