Trump puts America first in leaving Iran nuclear deal

May 8, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump for leaving the Iran nuclear deal:

“Under the Constitution and federal law, President Donald Trump can leave bad foreign agreements at his discretion and institute sanctions against countries hostile to U.S. interests, including Iran. Today, President Trump has put America first by ending the Iran nuclear deal and reinstituting sanctions on Tehran after it was revealed that Iran lied when it entered into the deal in the first place about the extent of its nuclear weapons program.

“In order for the U.S. to be taken seriously elsewhere including on the Korean peninsula, there has to be penalties for not dealing honestly with the U.S. To have stayed in the Iran nuclear deal would have told North Korea that it is okay to lie to the U.S. about the extent of its own program putting regional and international security at risk.

“The Iran nuclear deal was always a fiction, and now President Trump is protecting U.S. national security interests and holding Iran accountable for its Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty obligations.

“For those who now complain about the President’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, it should be noted that the previous administration failed to put the deal before the Senate for treaty ratification. The reason the Obama team made this choice is because the deal would have never passed public scrutiny and President Trump’s withdrawal is an affirmation that constitutional processes should be followed to ensure U.S. interests are upheld.”

Attachments:

“Netanyahu briefing proving Iran nuke program exists leaves Trump little choice but to leave Iran nuke deal,” By Robert Romano, May 8, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/05/netanyahu-briefing-proving-iran-nuke-program-exists-leaves-trump-little-choice-but-to-leave-iran-nuke-deal/

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