Sep 25 2018
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the European Union announced it was establishing a separate channel for business with Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions:
“President Trump’s go-it-alone approach to Iran is failing. Europe’s decision to legally sidestep U.S. sanctions shows that our allies continue to believe the Iran nuclear agreement is working, a view shared by our own intelligence community.
“If the president remains determined to destroy the nuclear agreement simply because it was negotiated by his predecessor, our relationships with our European allies will only worsen to the detriment of our own national security.
“President Trump should drop his threat to impose new oil sanctions on Iran. They won’t work without international support. Instead, he should return to the nuclear agreement so we can work with our partners and allies to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and support for terror groups.”