Representative Blumenauer Statement on Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran

April 2, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC–Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on the announcement that a framework agreement has been reached on an Iran nuclear deal.

“Despite efforts by many to scuttle diplomacy with Iran, today’s framework agreement is an extension of steady, incremental progress from all sides, since day one. It makes clear that all parties are committed to securing the only alternative to military action in Iran, which is a negotiated solution to their nuclear program. 

“The framework is not just symbolic – Iran has made meaningful commitments that, if implemented, will allow for the most intrusive IAEA inspections in history and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

“We’ve set the stage for a paradigm shift in the country and in the region, but much heavy lifting remains because there’s no deal until a final deal is reached. As a result, Congress must restrain itself from unhelpful actions in the coming months. It is not constructive to demand a ‘better deal’ that no negotiator could secure.”

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