Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will not certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA nuclear agreement:
“Media reports that President Trump plans to begin the process to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement are disheartening, particularly in the face of contrary advice from his own national security team and our closest allies. Unilaterally abandoning this agreement will make the world less safe.
“Secretary Mattis on Tuesday testified that abiding by the nuclear agreement is in our national security interest, echoing statements made by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last week.
“That assessment is shared by the British, French and German governments, who have all made it clear they will continue to stand by the agreement, leaving the United States alone in our opposition.
“Scrapping the Iran agreement would demonstrate the United States won’t keep its word, making it far more difficult to reach any sort of diplomatic resolution with North Korea. We already have one nuclear crisis on our hands, we don’t need another. I urge the president to reconsider his decision.”