Here's How Democrats Are Responding to Trump's Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

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May 08, 2018May 08, 2018

President Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Predictably, Trump's announcement sparked outrage among Democrats, as well as by some within the Republican Party. 

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, according to CNN, claims that he didn't see a reason for withdrawing from the agreement. 

"There are no reports that Iran has violated the agreement," he said. "To me, the greatest worries from Iran are not right now (on) the nuclear side, but rather what they're doing in Syria."

Dick Durbin, another top Democrat in the Senate, has also criticized Trump's decision to leave the agreement. 

"The last thing America and the world need right now is a new nuclear threat. Breaking this deal increases the danger that Iran will restart its nuclear weapons program, which threatens our ally, Israel, and destabilizes the entire Middle East," he said in a statement. "It isolates the United States from the world at a time when we need our allies to come together to address nuclear threats elsewhere, particularly in Korea. This is a mistake of historic proportions."

Moreover, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that Trump made a mistake. 

"Democrats have no illusions about the Iranian regime. We remain strongly committed to stopping the advancement of Iran's ballistic missile program, its egregious human rights abuses, and its support of terrorism and other nefarious activities in the region. Today is a sad day for America's global leadership," she said in a statement, according to CNN. "The Trump Administration's dangerous and impulsive action is no substitute for real global leadership."

Former President Barack Obama, who believed that the Iran nuclear deal was one of the signature achievements of his presidency, went to Facebook to criticize Trump for his decision. 

Here is Obama's full response: 

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