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Shaheen Statement on Iran Deal

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) gave the following statement after the administration announced a deal with Iran intended to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities:

“Throughout negotiations, I’ve been adamant that the United States must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and that hardnosed diplomacy is the preferred means of doing so. Earlier this year, Congress passed legislation, which I supported, that allows the House and Senate to consider this weighty agreement in all its detail.  It is critical that Congress take the time necessary to conduct this review. My support for this deal hinges on whether we can verify that Iran’s paths to obtaining a nuclear weapon are thoroughly blocked. I want to congratulate Secretary Kerry, Secretary Moniz and the rest of the negotiating team for their tremendous persistence in reaching this agreement, and I look forward to a thorough review with my colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee.”

Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee.