“Nothing significantly new on substance, but very powerfully stated. I am encouraged by the strong bipartisan support in the chamber. The Prime Minister’s concerns may well lead to greater care and caution in assessing a deal if and when an agreement is reached. My view continues to be that any agreement must be completely verifiable, comprehensive, air-tight, and long lasting. If there is no deal, stronger sanctions and other possible action should all be on the table,” said Blumenthal.