Roby Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Deal

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today released a statement following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Agreement:

“I have said from the very beginning that the Iran Deal was a flawed, weak deal that served the interests of bad actors in Iran at the expense of our own. I strongly opposed this Obama-era executive agreement, and I support the Trump Administration’s efforts to ensure that we truly end Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

“Moving forward, Congress must stand locked-arm in our approach to dealing with this rogue nation for the sake of our national security. I believe it is imperative that we reinstate the economic sanctions against Iran that were in place prior to this nuclear agreement. It’s no secret that Iran has not stopped its efforts to obtain a nuclear weapon, and we must take this threat very seriously in our future negotiations with the leading state sponsor of terrorism.”