Murphy among several representatives against U.S. re-entering Iran Nuclear Deal

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 2:21 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina congressman has sent a letter asking President Biden not to re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Congressman Greg Murphy says that he has led 51 other Republican representatives in sending that letter to the president.

“If President Biden decides to make any new agreement with Iran, then it must be contingent on Iran ending their explicit state sponsorship of terrorism. The United States cannot under any circumstances indirectly fund the killing of American soldiers and innocent people as we did under the JCPOA,” Murphy said in a press release.

The congressman would like to see Biden continue former President Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” which he says has deprived the country of resources needed to support terrorism and destabilizing activities in the region.

The U.S. was among several countries that adopted the deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015.

The plan, which continues to this day without U.S. involvement, provides for sanctions relief in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.

President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the agreement in 2018.

You can read the entire letter here.

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