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STATEMENT OF MAJOR GENERAL (RET.) PAUL D. EATON, SENIOR ADVISOR TO VOTEVETS ON IRAN DEAL DECISION BY DONALD TRUMP

Washington, DC - Major General (Ret.) Paul Eaton, senior advisor to VoteVets, released the following statement, on Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran Deal.

"If Iran is in compliance with the deal, as all indications say they are, then Donald Trump’s decision today is an active violation of a deal we signed. The implications for the United States violating agreements it signed could be disastrous and far-reaching.  It puts American security in greater danger, frays our alliances, and sends a message to North Korea, and others, that the word of the United States is not worth the paper it is printed on.

Democrats and Republicans alike - even many who opposed the Iran Deal - correctly note that losing our ability to monitor Iran's nuclear program blinds us in the face of great risk to us and to our ally, Israel.   At a time of great peril around the world, the multilateral Iran deal is our best hope at keeping a nuclear Iran out of the question.

Now, unfortunately, America must rely on its allies to clean up Donald Trump's mess, and keep Iran from restarting its nuclear program.  If they can do so, we may be able to avoid catastrophe.  But that will be a credit to them, not to Donald Trump."