Rep. Cheney Supports President Trump’s Decision On Nuclear Deal
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney says she agrees with President Trump's decision to pull out of a nuclear accord with Iran.
The first-term Republican representative issued this statement on Tuesday afternoon:
“I strongly support President Trump’s courageous decision to withdraw from the dangerous Iranian nuclear deal. Rather than prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, the Obama Iran deal paved the way for such a weapon. It failed to include anywhere/anytime inspections. It failed to allow any inspections of Iranian military facilities. It failed to include a complete declaration of Iran’s past nuclear activities. It allowed Iran to continue to enrich uranium. It allowed Iran to continue its ballistic missile program. The deal was one of the most dangerous agreements the United States has ever entered into and President Trump was right to withdraw and announce the reimposition of sanctions on the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.”
In announcing his decision on Tuesday, the president called the 2015 agreement a "horrible one-sided deal." He also said the United States will be imposing sanctions on Iran but did not specify exactly what would be included in those sanctions.
Several European leaders said they regretted the president's decision to withdraw from the agreement.