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Blumenthal Statement On Framework For Iran Nuclear Program Deal

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on the announcement that key parameters have been developed for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program:

This framework may reflect progress towards stopping a nuclear-armed Iran – a vital national interest – but it must be carefully reviewed and assessed. As a supporter of strong and strengthening sanctions, I believe these strictly-enforced economic measures brought Iran to the table. My views on best next steps will depend on an in-depth review of the framework’s details. Although I have reservations about gaps in this framework, I continue to hope for diplomatic efforts that lead to a final agreement that is airtight, comprehensive, enduring and strictly verifiable. I will advocate that Congress have an appropriate role in scrutinizing this framework and any final agreement.”