Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

"I support U.S. withdrawal from the flawed, dangerous Iran nuclear deal. The conscious decision by the Obama Administration to push through this agreement, even with bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate opposing it, should have been a clear indication this arrangement jeopardized our security. In addition to paving the way for Iran to develop nuclear weapons in a few short years, the JCPOA provided immediate sanctions relief and $100 billion to the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism."

"The administration's action necessitates that the President and Congress reestablish the previous sanctions regime and develop new, harsh sanctions to hold Iran accountable not only for its attempts to develop nuclear weapons, but for its grotesque human rights abuses, openly hostile aggression in the Middle East, extensive ballistic missile testing, and support for terrorism."