Sen. Rob Portman

Portman Supports Trump's Decision on Iran Deal

May 8, 2018
Split photo of Donald Trump, left, and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, right
ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Republican Senator Rob Portman says he supports President Trump’s decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

After the announcement Tuesday, Portman said he didn’t think the initial deal—negotiated under the Obama administration—went far enough to restrict Iran’s ballistic missile program and support for terrorist organizations.

“And my hope is that now we have this opportunity to be able to strength the agreement for our national security and for the region and fix some of these flaws," Portman said.

photo of Ivanka Trump, Jovita Carranza, Rob Portman, Jim Renacci
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In front of an invitation-only audience largely of small-business owners in Rocky River yesterday, Ivanka Trump promoted the Republican tax reform law ahead of the midterm primary election.

Trump said simplifying the tax code was “critically important” to her father’s administration.

A photo of the exterior of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

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Main entrance to Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center
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Most of Ohio’s Congressional delegation has signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for Camp Ravenna to be picked as the location for the East Coast missile defense base.

Sen. Rob Portman says the new site is needed, citing the threat from countries such as North Korea, Iran and Russia.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he believes NAFTA should be saved, despite comments by President Donald Trump suggesting the U.S. should withdraw fromthe trade deal.

Portman says there are areas where NAFTA could be improved but he believes it would be a “mistake” to terminate the trade agreement.             

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