Stefanik Signs Letter to President Biden Urging Reconsideration of Re-Joining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

February 8, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and House Republicans sent a letter to President Biden urging that he does not re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The letter highlights the many ways Iran has violated the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal, compared with the successes that resulted from the Trump administration’s strong leadership, including imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian regime, the killing of terrorist Qassim Soleimani, and deterring Iran's malign activities in the region. The letter reads in part, "Iran does not respect weakness. It only respects strength...Iran doesn’t want the U.S. to reenter the JCPOA for their love of humanity. Iran wants this because it knows what to expect from last time around: making out like bandits with the sanctions relief, and ramping up its other non-nuclear malign activities, while still securing their nuclear weapons capability."

Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement: "The decision by President Biden to re-enter the flawed and dangerous Iranian nuclear agreement would be a calamitous mistake, putting our national security at risk and ignoring Iran's repeated violations of the JCPOA, as House Democrats suggest.”

Read the full letter PDF iconhere.