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Corker Statement on Re-Imposition of Iran Sanctions

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran that were lifted or waived under the 2015 nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“The Trump administration deserves credit for re-imposing sanctions and dramatically reducing Iran’s oil exports and revenues,” said Corker, who voted against the nuclear deal in 2015 and led the opposition in Congress. “I support the administration in its pursuit of a better Iran deal – one without the sunset provisions that ultimately would have enabled Iran to achieve a nuclear weapons capability – and believe that imposing maximal economic pressure on Iran is vital for getting Iran back to the table.”