Within a Twitter thread, Feinstein explained that President Trump “wants to undo” everything that was accomplished by the superior previous administration.
Everything President Obama has done, this president wants to undo. An agreement that prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is one thing that should never be undone just to satisfy a campaign promise.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) May 8, 2018
“Everything President Obama has done, this president wants to undo,” she tweeted. “An agreement that prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is one thing that should never be undone just to satisfy a campaign promise.”
Trump announced on Tuesday that he would try to reinstate U.S. sanctions and even impose other penalties against Iran.
The move met with considerable opposition from the Democrats, diplomats and many European leaders.
Feinstein predicted that withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement “may spark a nuclear crisis in the world’s most volatile region.”
While withdrawing from the pact, Donald Trump cited concerns regarding human rights violations and the support for terrorism in Iran. Dianne Feinstein pushed back against these claims, saying the issues will now be harder for the U.S. to deal with because Trump “has alienated the nations who share our concerns.”
“I urge the president to reconsider and work with our partners to improve the deal we have today,” she tweeted. “Withdrawing may force the president to sanction our closest allies, and may give Iran pretext to violate the terms of the strongest nuclear agreement ever negotiated.”
Feinstein is running for reelection this November and is up against a strong Democratic challenger. Ex-President Obama endorsed Feinstein earlier this month.