Woodall Statement on President Trump's Withdrawal from Obama-era Iran Nuclear Agreement
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, President Trump announced his intention to terminate United States participation in the 2015 Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement, which the President stated “failed to protect America’s national security interests.” He has also directed his Administration to immediately begin the process of re-imposing sanctions related to critical sectors of Iran’s economy, such as its energy, petrochemical, and financial sectors. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) opposed the Obama-led agreement in 2015, co-sponsoring a House Resolution formally disapproving of the measure, and today he reiterated that position following President Trump’s announcement.
“It was almost three years ago that President Obama entered into an ill-advised agreement that provided considerable sanctions relief to an Iranian regime that had offered absolutely no change from the state-sponsorship of terrorism, countless human rights violations, and history of deception regarding nuclear activity that had warranted the sanctions in the first place,” said Woodall. “I believed then – as I believe now – that a bad deal is worse than no deal at all, and I’m eager to work with the current Administration and our allies around the world to ensure the appropriate steps are taken to prevent a dangerous and untrustworthy Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons and neutralizing Iran’s destabilizing influence in the region.”
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia , which includes significant portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.