May 08, 2018

Hirono Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Violate the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Senator Mazie K. Hirono issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from and violate the Iran Nuclear Deal.

“Today, Donald Trump jeopardized our national security by unilaterally violating an international agreement whose compliance by all parties until now has effectively deterred the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

“The President’s decision makes it less likely we will be able to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed power, and less likely that we will be successful in confronting, in conjunction with our allies, Iran’s other malign activities – such as its support for terrorism and its ballistic missile program.

I am also deeply concerned that the President’s violation of the Iran Nuclear Deal raises serious questions about whether the United States can be trusted to uphold any agreements or negotiations it enters into, and that this uncertainty will weaken our position in any negotiations with North Korea.”