May 22, 2018

Democratic National Security Task Force Statement on Fallout from Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C. - The co-chairs of the Democratic Caucus’ National Security Task Force—Reps. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, and Jimmy Panetta of California —issued the following statement in response to the fallout we are witnessing due to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

“As we and many national security experts had warned, President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal is already yielding negative results. Our European allies have lost trust in the United States as a negotiating partner after we broke our word to the international community, including to our closest friends.

“President Trump’s move has also harmed Americans economically. After President Trump’s announcement, the price of oil reached its highest point since 2014, and energy experts warn gas prices will continue to rise into the summer. Finally, European leaders have said they are already taking steps to strengthen Europe’s financial ties with Iran – precisely the opposite of what the White House hoped would happen after pulling out of the deal.

“This is just one of many examples where President Trump has walked away from our role as a global leader and made both Americans and our allies less safe.”

The Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force was established in June 2017 by the House Democratic Caucus to support the creation, execution, and public messaging of national security policies that are strong, smart, and strategic.