Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


Rep. Meadows' Statement on Decertification of Iran Deal

Oct 13, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meadows' Statement on Decertification of Iran Deal

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal: 

“The President’s decision today to decertify the Iran Deal is a major step in the direction of a much safer and more secure America. The Iran Deal was an ill-advised agreement that gave Iran an estimated $100 billion, accelerated Iran's nuclear proliferation, and handed over every U.S. bargaining chip to the Iranian regime. Meanwhile, we have strong evidence that Iran has continued ballistic missile testing, exporting weapons to Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, and failing to comply with the agreement, which requires minimal oversight.

The President is right to send this back to Congress and force us to do our jobs--to develop a comprehensive strategy on how to proceed with Iran using diplomacy rather than ineffective appeasement. This new direction will allow the United States to focus on neutralizing Iran’s reckless behavior in the Middle East and preventing the hostile Iranian regime from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

As I said two years ago when the agreement was announced, the Iran Deal was a historic victory... for Iran. Today is a victory for a safe and secure America.”