Statement from Rep. John Katko Regarding President Trump's Decision on Iran Deal

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

“The dangerous nuclear deal put in place with Iran by the last Administration handed out billions in sanction relief while allowing Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, to continue its path towards a nuclear weapon.  This agreement, which faced widespread scrutiny and opposition from both sides of the aisle,  gave far too many concessions to Iran without providing safeguards for our country and our allies in the region.  The President’s decision today to withdraw from this flawed deal and re-impose lifted sanctions is an enormous step forward in prioritizing our national security.  We must now work with our allies to put economic pressure on Iran and ensure the regime renounces its nuclear arms ambitions.”