Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Commends Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Deal

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement regarding the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reinstate the highest level of economic sanctions on the Iran regime.

“The deeply flawed so-called Iran Deal, which was essentially an Obama executive order, gave the Ayatollah regime hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to fund terrorism, foolishly allowed Iran to self-inspect, didn’t even target Iran’s ballistic missile program, and gave Iran a patient path to a nuclear bomb in as little as 7 years from now. Because of this awful deal, Iran is emboldened and has continued to sabotage stability in the region while threatening our strong ally, Israel. I wholeheartedly support the President’s decision to terminate U.S. participation in this rotten deal and instead levy powerful economic sanctions on the largest state-sponsor of terror in the world. In order to shut down Iran’s export of terrorism and violence—and prevent them from ever having a nuclear weapon—we must cut off their flow of resources.

As someone who has deployed to this volatile region six times, I commend President Trump for comprehending what Obama never grasped: you don’t give a dangerous regime unilateral concessions in weakness, you stop them with strength. With Trump’s leadership, we will not cower from nuclear blackmail by rogue regimes. The United States is safer and stronger because of the President's decision, and we urge our European allies to wake up to reality and join us.”

Congresswoman McSally has been consistently outspoken with her concerns with the Iran Deal. She’s outlined its flaws in the Arizona Republic and Arizona Daily Star and provided Congressional leadership with provisions needed to prevent a nuclear Iran.