STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Warns That Increasing Tensions in Middle East Could Put U.S. on Path to War

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement regarding increasing tensions between Iran and the Trump administration:

The Trump administration is increasing tensions in the Middle East at a time when America should do the exact opposite. The current approach is putting us on the path to another costly war that Americans don’t want, on top of the other wars we already haven’t been able to end. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal has weakened America’s hand, unnecessarily reduced its options, and made America less safe and more isolated in the world.

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