Dems who op­posed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sev­eral con­gres­sional Democrats who split with for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama to op­pose the nu­clear agree­ment with Iran are now urg­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to up­hold the ac­cord, ar­gu­ing that ro­bust en­force­ment is the best way to counter Tehran’s malign be­hav­ior in the Mid­dle East.

The re­ver­sal un­der­scores deep con­cerns among law­mak­ers that Trump will in­form Con­gress in the com­ing days that the 2015 agree­ment with Iran is con­trary to Amer­ica’s national se­cu­rity in­ter­ests. That dec­la­ra­tion could lead to an un­rav­el­ing of the seven-na­tion pact.

Rep. Eliot En­gel, D-N.Y., the top Democrat on the For­eign Af­fairs Com­mit­tee and who voted against the agree­ment two years ago, said Wednesday that un­wind­ing the pact would send a dan­ger­ous sig­nal to al­lies and ad­ver­saries alike.

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