Wiesenthal Center Statement on US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Wiesenthal Center Statement on US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

May 8, 2018

The Simon Wiesenthal Center commends President Donald Trump for withdrawing the United States from the Iranian Nuclear Agreement and in imposing sanctions on the Iranian regime.

A regime that serially celebrates the denial of the Nazi Holocaust—history’s most documented genocide— ever took place, can be relied upon to lie about its commitments to the international community,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier, founder and dean and Abraham Cooper, associate dean.

“Lying is the National Anthem and Magna Carta of the Ayatollah’s regime,” they added.

“Proof of the Ayatollah’s perfidy about its drive to nuclear development was uncovered by Israeli intelligence and is proof positive that Tehran cannot be trusted on life and death issues impacting the region and the world,” Hier and Cooper continued.

“Leaving the status quo with Iran awash with billions of US taxpayer’s cash, would only ensure a growing circle of violence and terrorism in the region and ultimately could help pave the way for a nuclear arsenal that could reach our shores,” they concluded.

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