Dems who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact
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.