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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the President's announcement to withdrawal the United States from participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and re-imposing sanctions lifted under the deal, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

“Since its announcement during my first year in Congress, I have been vocal in my strong opposition to the Iran Deal as it failed to establish permanent safeguards to prevent the rise of a nuclear-armed Iran. The United States' goal remains the same which is to achieve peace and stability here at home, in the Middle East, and around the world. As our nation begins to implement economic sanctions on Iran, I look forward to a deal that accomplishes what the Iran Deal does not: keeping the United States safe and secure.”

Emmer has opposed JCPOA since it was implemented in 2015.

CLICK HERE to listen to Emmer question of former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.

CLICK HERE to listen Emmer speak in strong opposition to JCOPA on the House floor.