Hill’s Statement on Decertifying the Iran Nuclear Deal
Washington, DC, October 13, 2017
Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after President Trump announced to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):
“The Iran Nuclear Deal was a bad deal for the American people that puts our safety and security at risk, especially our nation’s allies such as Israel. This deal has major flaws, including sunset provisions that should have never been included, zero monitoring of Iranian military sites, and continued Iranian research on advanced centrifuges. Without decertification, this deal allows Iran to head in the same direction as North Korea, and it is now up to Congress to decide if new sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program are warranted. I support the President’s decision to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal and I will continue to support policies that target Iran’s terrorist financing, its missile technology, its violations of human rights, and its nuclear program.”
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 was signed into law by President Obama in 2015 and requires the President to submit a report to Congress every 90 days on whether Iran is fully implementing and abiding by the JCPOA.