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July 28, 2017

NIAC Action Statement on Senate Passage of Iran Sanctions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jamal Abdi
Phone: (206) 369-2069
Email: [email protected]

Washington, D.C. – Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement in response to the passage of the ‘‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act’’:

“This will be the first new Iran sanctions bill signed into law since before negotiations even began on the interim nuclear deal. There is likely to be significant blowback that undermines the nuclear accord and makes it easier for Trump to put the nail in the coffin of the deal. Those who voted for this are either rooting for that outcome or hoping it’s not the case.

“After three and a half decades of failed pressure policies, the U.S. finally found a successful way to impact Iranian policies through diplomacy. Congress is now following Trump’s lead by abandoning that successful approach and returning to the self-defeating pressure track. The result is predictable: more missile tests, more hostility from Iran, and more undermining of U.S. national security. This is what happens when politics trumps reason, experience and logic.”

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