ICYMI: Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to End Sanctions Waivers for Iran’s Civil Nuclear Programs

May 28, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Luria released the following statement in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that he is ending the sanctions waiver for JCPOA-related projects in Iran, effective in 60 days:

“I am pleased that Secretary Pompeo has declined to extend waivers for countries working with Iran on civilian nuclear projects. This is an important step to combating Russian and Chinese enabling of Iran’s nuclear program. Continued sanctions and economic pressure are necessary to halt Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, which directly threatens the United States and our ally, Israel.”

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.