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PRICE STATEMENT ON IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

July 30, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman David Price (NC-04) released the following statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international nuclear agreement with Iran.

“After carefully reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – including its classified annex – and consulting extensively with President Obama, Secretaries Kerry and Moniz, senior Administration and Pentagon officials, and a broad array of independent experts, I am confident that this deal will verifiably prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and make the world a safer place.

“The JCPOA isn’t perfect, but it is remarkably strong in its surveillance and enforcement provisions.  This isn’t just my opinion:  it is the view of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, and Russia; the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and Treasury; members of the Iranian diaspora; prominent academics and regional experts; current and former diplomats; and many Israeli military and intelligence experts.  No other viable diplomatic alternatives exist.

“For the U.S. Congress to unilaterally reject the JCPOA would likely destroy the multilateral sanctions regime and leave Iran free to resume its nuclear program. Doing so would threaten not just our credibility on the international stage, but also our national security and that of our allies.  That is not a risk I am willing to take.”

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