(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement after the Senate passed, by a vote of 98-1, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015:
“This bill gives Congress an appropriate and important role in reviewing and scrutinizing any final diplomatic agreement. The overwhelming bipartisan vote today of 98-1 reaffirms that the legislation avoids impeding or interfering with ongoing negotiations to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. I hope and believe that these negotiations can be successful, and offer the best prospect of achieving our common goal in preventing a nuclear armed Iran and a Middle East nuclear tinder box.”
Blumenthal was an original co-sponsor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.