Stopping nuclear proliferation

Oct 9, 2017

President Trump is said to be planning to withhold certification of Iranian compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which holds Iranian nuclear arms development in check. I joined 182 other Members of Congress concerned about nuclear proliferation in urging the President not to withhold certification.

The issue is important to the Marianas, because any chance of steering North Korea away from further nuclear development is undercut, if the U.S. backs out of JCPOA. And the Marianas is within range of North Korean missiles. The President is required to provide to Congress credible evidence of noncompliance. He has not. And the International Atomic Energy Agency, along with America’s European allies, Russia, and China are all in consensus that Iran is in fact complying with its obligations under the agreement.

If we want to live in a safer world, America should keep its word.