Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Rep. Buchanan Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vern Buchanan released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

“The Iranian nuclear deal is one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. President Trump was right to withdraw and reinstate tough economic sanctions. Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and has a clear history of cheating on international arms inspections. America should do everything possible to weaken a corrupt and dangerous theocracy that threatens global security.

“I voted against the nuclear arms agreement in 2015 because it included secret side deals, made no allowance for on-the-spot inspections and contained a massive economic boost to Iran that was used to further spread terrorism and destabilize the Middle East.”