Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement Anniversary

Jul 14, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the historic P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement, which was reached on July 14, 2015:

“One year ago, the nations of the P5+1 reached one of the greatest diplomatic achievements of the 21st century, the Iran Nuclear Agreement.  The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action enhances our vigilance and strengthens our security with unprecedented limits on and scrutiny of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“Yet, this week, House Republicans are recklessly attempting to undercut this historic agreement with bills designed to undermine America’s national security, damage our global leadership, and shatter America’s relationship with our trusted allies.  Republicans’ reckless bills would lead to the unraveling of the international sanctions regime against Iran.  Dismantling the JCPOA would remove the unprecedented constraints on and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear program, and make America, the region, and the world less safe.

“We harbor no illusions about the Iranian regime.  The JCPOA is not based on trust.  It is based on verification, vigilance, and enforcement.  It remains the best way to achieve the critical goal of keeping nuclear weapons out of Iran.  One year after achieving this historic accord, Republicans should stop endangering America’s efforts to ensure greater security and stability in the Middle East and around the globe.”

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