WASHINGTON – – Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) issued the following statement after President Trump announced the United States will withdraw from the Iran Deal:

“The Iran Deal was flawed from the start- it failed to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions and enriched the regime’s ability to fund terrorist proxy groups, falling far short of its primary goal of preventing nuclear weapon development in Iran. Together with our allies, we must ensure the regime’s destabilization efforts no longer go unchecked, and that Iran never has a path to a nuclear weapon. I applaud President Trump for standing up against Iran and for the American people by withdrawing from this bad deal, and I look forward to working with this Administration to hold Iran accountable for their unacceptable actions.”