Iran Experts Applaud International Community’s Support for JCPOA, Condemn Trump’s Unilateral Bullying of Iran

Statement from Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people, on President Trump’s speech to the United Nations Security Council today:

“NIAC applauds the strong support of the international community for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at the United Nations Security Council meeting this morning, chaired by President Trump. This administration claims it has rallied the international community against Iran, but Trump’s empty rhetoric was exposed as a lie, and global leaders rebuked U.S. efforts against the deal as undermining the cause of nuclear nonproliferation and global peace and security.

“Unfortunately, Trump and his team of warhawks are uninfluenced by global opinion, and have inflicted economic pain in Iran, and allied countries, through unilateral bullying. If this administration is not restrained, Trump threatens to damage America’s credibility, Middle East security, and global nonproliferation efforts, and influence with Iran will take generations to restore.”

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