Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump announced that he would refuse to certify the Iran Nuclear Deal, citing deficiencies in Iranian compliance and a desire to reassert United States leverage in our national security interests. In response, Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo issued the following statement:

As the only LGBT organization to actively, repeatedly, and consistently maintain that the Iran Deal had negative consequences for the LGBT community since its inception, President Trump’s decision today is one welcomed by Log Cabin Republicans. It is no secret that the Iranian regime kills gay men — and men simply suspected of being gay — and cloaks the abominable practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ in the guise of forced gender reassignment surgery. President Trump’s statement today maintains the United States interest in the Iran Deal while opening the door for renegotiation that ultimately could lead to a safer world and a better life for the LGBT community in Iran.