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WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) released the following statement after the president’s announcement regarding the Iran Deal:


“The Iran deal is a disaster – it’s a bad deal for US national security, a bad deal for Israel, and a bad deal for the world.


“The severely flawed agreement provides Iran with a viable path to continue developing nuclear weapons and even permits them to develop long-range ballistic missiles capable of reaching anywhere in the world,” said Congressman Pittenger.


“President Trump is right to withdraw from the failed agreement and I applaud his strength and resolve in standing up for America’s interest, instead of caving to the chorus of international appeasers.”


Congressman Pittenger is Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, and Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism.

In April 2017, Congressman Pittenger introduced the Iran Sanctions Relief Act (H.R. 2185) to determine if foreign financial institutions listed in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal) have knowingly engaged in transactions which support terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, export of prohibited items to Syria, human rights violations, or Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.  The legislation is currently under consideration by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.