Rep. Jim Banks Statement on the Anniversary of JCPOA Withdrawal

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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 | T.W. Arrighi (2025702510) | comments

Rep. Jim Banks Statement on the Anniversary of JCPOA Withdrawal

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)

Said Rep. Banks, “One year ago today, President Trump boldly withdrew the U.S. from a sham nuclear arms agreement with the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran. The dishonest brokers in Tehran conned the U.S. out of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash in exchange for weak rules and delays to their nuclear program.  This cash was funneled to their terror network, killing Americans and our allies.  Today, tough sanctions have again been imposed on Iran, to stifle their terrorism-funding economy and their military operations in the region.  We will not curb Iran’s deadly and destabilizing behavior through appeasement and sheepish diplomacy.  I am thankful that President Trump and Secretary Pompeo are returning to Reagan-era resilience and applaud their bold leadership one year ago today.”

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Congressman Jim Banks represents Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District and serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Committee on Education and Labor.  Please direct all press inquiries to tw.arrighi@mail.house.gov.

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