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Bill Johnson on President Trump’s Iran Announcement

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Washington, October 13, 2017 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Trump announced the Administration’s decision to toughen its stance against Iran, a decision that comes after months of deliberation with Congress and allies across the globe:
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Trump announced the Administration’s decision to toughen its stance against Iran, a decision that comes after months of deliberation with Congress and allies across the globe:

"I am encouraged by the steps taken today by the President to put the rogue Iranian regime, the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, on notice. It is clear that a new, comprehensive strategy is vital to preventing Iran from ever creating or acquiring nuclear weapons, and checking its regional aggression.

"The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a deal that America should not have been a party to in the first place. It only temporarily restricts Iran’s nuclear program, and does little to deter Tehran from continuing its thirst for nuclear weapons and technology - all while filling the regime's coffers. Not only has Iran repeatedly displayed a disturbing pattern of behavior while continuing to recruit and fund terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq, but the Iranian regime’s continued nuclear testing on military sites also undermines the standards set by the international community to promote security and regional stability. 

“History shows that President Trump is right to be wary of Iran, and this announcement today solidifies the Administration’s policy of protecting American security, and preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons."

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