On Tuesday, May 8th, news broke that President Donald Trump made the decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal that came about under former president Barack Obama. Trump’s decision sparked a nationwide controversy between the Democratic and Republican party.
The majority of conservatives are in favor of Trump’s bold move, while liberals fear it will isolate the United States from its European allies. French President Emmanuel Macron previously released a statement announcing France, Germany, and the UK’s “regret” of the U.S. decision to pull out of the deal.
Speaker Paul Ryan, whose term will end after 2018, was one of many prominent Republicans who released a statement in support of President Trump shortly after the Iran deal news was revealed to the public.
“From the beginning, the Obama-era Iran Deal was deeply flawed,” Ryan began. “Iran’s hostile actions since its signing have only reaffirmed that it remains dedicated to sowing instability in the region. The president’s announcement today is a strong statement that we can and must do better.”
“I have always believed the best course of action is to fix the deficiencies in the agreement. It is unfortunate that we could not reach an understanding with our European partners on a way to do that, but I am grateful to them for working with the United States toward that goal,” the Speaker of the House continued.
“The president is right to insist that we hold Iran accountable both today and for the long-term. There will now be an implementation period for applying sanctions on Iran,” he assured. “During that time, it is my hope that the United States will continue to work with our allies to achieve consensus on addressing a range of destabilizing Iranian behavior — both nuclear and non-nuclear.”
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