From the Morning Memo:

President Donald Trump yesterday made good on a promise to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Disarmament Deal.

The administration said the deal had failed its fundamental goal: To block the Iranian path to nuclear bombs. In its place, the U.S. has restored sanctions targeting the country’s economy – including oil exports, shipping and banks.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of Trump’s most consistent Democratic critics and a potential 2020 White House contender, said she agreed with the president to an extent.

“We have to be strong against Iran and holding them accountable for their missile testing and for their investment in terrorism,” she said.

But Gillibrand disagreed with Trump’s decision to withdraw fully from the deal. She pointed out that it had the support of a number of European countries.

Despite early predictions the sanctions will have a negative effect on Iran’s economy and promises from the administration they will force renegotiations, Gillibrand said the U.S. would be better off not taking a unilateral stance.

“Obviously that was the way we got all the world community to the table and having those worldwide sanctions made a huge difference. We are no longer party to that, she said. “So while we can do our own sanctions, they are far less powerful than worldwide sanctions.”

Countries including North Korea and China, which are also affected by the sanctions, have been very critical of the decision as well.

Gillibrand is running for re-election today, and is widely expected to easily defeat her lesser-known and under-funded challenger, Republican Chele Farley.