May 8, 2018

Young Statement on Withdrawal from Flawed Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the President’s decision to withdraw from the flawed Iran nuclear agreement:

“The Iran nuclear agreement has been fundamentally flawed from the beginning—enabling the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism to obtain sanctions relief without completely dismantling its nuclear program. Worse yet, the agreement established an insufficient inspection regime, enabled Tehran to continue activities that are only necessary for a nuclear weapons program, and failed to address Iran’s ballistic missile program—the means by which Tehran would likely deliver a nuclear weapon. 

“Iran says it has no desire to acquire nuclear weapons, yet retained plans to do just that and insisted that key restrictions in the agreement end in just a few years. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I look forward to working with the administration to develop a more effective strategy to address Iran’s support for terrorism, human rights abuses, and nuclear program—including its ballistic missile program.”