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U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

July 14, 2015
Press Release

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory Meeks released the following statement regarding the Iran nuclear agreement reached between P5+1 countries and Iran:

“News from Vienna that P5+1 officials have reached a comprehensive agreement is a monumental and historic announcement.  I commend the Obama administration for tackling what have been intractable issues surrounding Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and making more progress in the last several months than has been made in over a decade.    

“I look forward to careful and close review of the agreement and continued consultation with our experts that negotiated the deal as well as those experts who will implement it.  My support is contingent upon the deal accomplishing the critical objectives articulated in the April framework.  This deal must prevent Iran from advancing its nuclear weapons aspirations by cutting any and all pathways to that end. 

“The Obama Administration has shown tremendous leadership on the world stage in a challenging process that could have been derailed if the Administration was not firmly committed to a multiparty process.  This demonstration of strength and willingness to engage multilaterally enhances America’s leverage now and for future generations. While all options must remain on the table, the announced deal is a positive development that deserves the thoughtful consideration of Congress so that we can give diplomacy and peace the chance to prevail over conflict that could lead to war.”