Sen. Kamala Harris
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris speaks in San Diego. Photo by Chris Stone

California Sen. Kamala Harris blasted President Trump’s “reckless” decision Tuesday to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, saying it “jeopardizes national security.”

“Today’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal jeopardizes our national security and isolates us from our closest allies,” said Harris. “This nuclear deal is not perfect, but it is certainly the best existing tool we have to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and avoid a disastrous military conflict in the Middle East.”

Trump said he is withdrawing from “a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made” and promised to re-establish sanctions against Iran.

However, America’s European allies say they will continue to abide by the agreement that was negotiated by the Obama administration.

Harris noted that the Trump administration’s own national security team had confirmed that Iran remains in compliance.

“In the absence of an Iranian violation, it is reckless to break this agreement without presenting any plan on how to move forward,” she said. “Instead of establishing a comprehensive, strategic national security policy, this administration is far too focused on scoring political points.”

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.