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PRICE STATEMENT ON IRAN AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION

January 19, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) released the following statement about the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.

“The Iranian regime's compliance with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the subsequent implementation of the next stages of this agreement mark historic progress toward preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

“I was also pleased to learn that the Iranian regime has released four American prisoners who had been held in Iran on dubious political charges. Last fall, I joined several colleagues from the Senate in urging the release of these Americans and other political prisoners in talks with high-level representatives of the regime. I continue to urge the release of all Americans unjustly imprisoned in Iran.

“We must remain vigilant in holding Iran accountable for its human rights abuses and sponsorship of terrorism, which threatens the security of our allies in the region, and I support the Obama administration's imposition of new sanctions to punish the regime for its recent weapons tests. But I strongly believe that our diplomatic progress on the nuclear issue can provide new opportunities to cooperate with Iran not just in overcoming its bad behavior, but also in areas of mutual interest, including combating the threat posed by ISIL.”