Messer Urges President Trump to Decertify Iran Deal

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Washington, October 12, 2017 | comments
Congressman Luke Messer today urged President Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal by the next deadline, Oct. 15.
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WASHINGTON (Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017) – Congressman Luke Messer today urged President Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal by the next deadline, Oct. 15.

Messer spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives urging the President to send a strong message that the United States will not sit idly by while the Iranian threat continues to grow.

“The Iran nuclear deal was a giant mistake. It has been bad for our national security, bad for our ally Israel’s national security and bad for the world,” Messer said. “Now is the time to reassert our authority on the world stage and hold Iran accountable. I look forward to working with President Trump to keep America, our allies, and the rest of the world safe from Iranian aggression.”

Messer has been an outspoken critic of the Iran Deal, joining Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month in calling for the President toabandon the deal.

Reached in 2015 during the Obama administration, the Iran nuclear deal lifted critical economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for promises to reduce the regime’s development of nuclear weapons.

Every three months, President Trump is required to inform Congress whether or not Iran is in compliance with the agreement's ban on the development of nuclear weapons. The next deadline is Oct. 15.

VIDEO of Rep. Messer’s floor speech today is available here.

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