January 18, 2019

Simon Wiesenthal Center Praises Trump for Leaving Iran Deal

The Simon Wiesenthal Center praised President Trump for announcing the United States’ exit from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8.

In a statement sent to the Journal, Rabbis Marvin Hier and Jonathan Cooper, the founder and associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center respectively, denounced the regime in Tehran for denying the Holocaust and its repeated lies to the international community.

“Lying is the national anthem and magna carta of the Ayatollah’s regime,” Hier and Cooper said. “Proof of the Ayatollah’s perfidy about its drive to nuclear development was uncovered by Israeli intelligence and is proof positive that Tehran can not be trusted on life and death issues impacting the region and the world.”

Hier and Cooper added, “Leaving the status quo with Iran awash with billions of US taxpayer’s cash, would only ensure a growing circle of violence and terrorism in the region and ultimately could help pave the way for a nuclear arsenal that could reach our shores.”

In his announcement, Trump explained that the U.S. would be leaving from the deal because it enriched the world’s “leading state sponsor terror” and the paved way for them to acquire a nuclear bomb while failing to address its ballistic missile program as well as its militant actions in the Middle East. The U.S. will also be re-imposing sanctions on Iran.

“America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail,” Trump said. “We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. We will not allow a regime that chants death to America to obtain the most dangerous weapons on earth.”

Trump then issued a warning to the regime.

“If the regime continues its nuclear aspirations, it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before,” Trump said.

He also told the Iranian people that “America stands with you.”

“The future of Iran belongs to its people,” Trump said.