#ICYMI: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Discusses Why the U.S. Must Uphold Our Commitment to the Iran Nuclear Deal with Hawaii News Now

October 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today discussed the dangerous implications of President Trump decision to decertify Iran's compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal and urged Congress to uphold our country’s commitment to the agreement. The congresswoman emphasized that the Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is based on verification, not trust, and has fulfilled its dual mission of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and averting all-out war.  

Video of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Interview is Available Here and Below 

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said: “Pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement has very dangerous consequences. It will likely result in Iran restarting its nuclear weapons program and spark a nuclear arms race in the region causing countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and others to acquire their own nuclear weapons. It also creates a dangerous conflict for Hawai‘i, especially because it will directly undermine any chance of a peacefully negotiated solution to the crisis we are facing with North Korea and the development of its own nuclear weapons. The decision now lies in the hands of Congress, and it is essential we put politics aside and do what is best for our national security and the American people by upholding this deal."

Background:

Yesterday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spoke on the House floor and published an article in The Hill urging President Trump against decertifying Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). The congresswoman has acknowledged that the Iran nuclear deal is imperfect, however she emphasized that the agreement was better than the alternative.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has continually advocated for the defense of Hawai‘i and our country from the threat of a nuclear attack, and is a strong advocate for strengthening U.S. missile defense. 

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