Rep. Kelly Statement on New Strategy for Countering Iran

Oct 13, 2017 Issues: Foreign Affairs and Defense

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today regarding the announcement of a new strategy by President Donald J. Trump for countering the threat posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"I strongly support President Trump's new strategy against the Iranian threat and his decision to disavow the failed Iran nuclear deal. Back when this deal was first proposed in 2015, I called it 'a dangerous mistake of potentially historic proportions.' A year later, on its first anniversary, I said there was 'nothing to celebrate—unless you're Iran' and that 'only a new president unafraid to stand down our enemies can undo this deal and reassert America’s position of strength.' I stand by every word of warning I delivered at that time, and today I applaud President Trump for keeping his promise and standing up for our country's security and that of the free world."

Rep. Kelly's original statement condemning the Iran deal in July 2015

Statements to Congress and to "Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal" rally in September 2015

Statement on the Iran Deal's first anniversary