Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Rooney Statement on President Trump’s Iran Deal Announcement

May 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the president’s announcement regarding the Iran Deal:

“I fully support the president’s decision to terminate the United States’ participation in the Iran nuclear agreement and to reimpose the sanctions that were lifted under the deal,” Rooney said. “As I said in 2015, the Obama Administration should have never signed off on an agreement that allows Iran to ever develop a nuclear weapons program – whether it’s now or ten years from now – and they should have never bought the claim that Iran’s nuclear pursuits were peaceful in nature. As President Trump negotiates a deal to ensure the Kim Jong Un regime ends its nuclear weapons program once and for all, withdrawing from the weak deal with Iran demonstrates that the U.S. will not – and should not – make any concessions in this regard.”