Press Release

Loebsack Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

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Iowa City, IA, September 4, 2015 | Joe Hand (202-225-6576) | comments
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between the P5+1 nations and Iran.

"From the beginning, I have made it clear that I believe it is unacceptable for Iran to be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. And it is as important as ever that we work towards that commonly held goal. Since it was announced, I have evaluated the agreement and consulted with constituents, administration officials, and experts in the field to learn more about what implementation of this deal will look like.

"The end goal of any agreement must be to prevent a nuclear weapons capable Iran and ensure the safety of the American people. My decision regarding this multinational agreement is based on whether what is before us is the best way to achieve that goal. It has become increasingly clear in the weeks since the agreement was presented to Congress and the American people that the opponents of the agreement have yet to offer a credible and effective alternative. Without any meaningful alternative, I have decided that I will support the deal and vote in favor of it moving forward. Combined with other options that remain on the table if Iran does not comply with the agreement, this framework, which is far from perfect, is a beginning and presents the best path forward to ensuring Iran does not develop nuclear weapons."
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