U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Framework Agreement to Limit Iran’s Nuclear Power

Nov 24, 2013

U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Framework Agreement to Limit Iran’s Nuclear Power

Excerpt: This historic understanding is a diplomatic breakthrough that enhances the value of multilateral cooperation, and directly advances the security interests of the United States and our allies.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on today’s historic deal to limit Iran’s nuclear power:

“The interim framework agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran is a critical first step toward a comprehensive deal to address Iran's nuclear program. I am encouraged by this progress after a decade of impasse.

“The agreement addresses the most pressing areas of immediate concern and will verifiably freeze Iran's nuclear program, diminish its capabilities, increase transparency, and allow daily access and increased monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  It is reasonable that in exchange for this modest breakthrough to limit and curb Iran's program there will be modest and reversible sanctions relief.

“This historic understanding is a diplomatic breakthrough that enhances the value of multilateral cooperation, and directly advances the security interests of the United States and our allies. That is why it deserves support that will allow forward movement in the near term as work continues toward a more comprehensive deal.”[End]