07.13.15

Congresswoman Lee Applauds Historic Deal with Iran

Washington, DC – Today, following the announcement of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement:

“Today’s announced deal with Iran, if fully implemented, will prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon while ensuring greater stability in the Middle East. This JCPOA is an important victory for diplomacy, America’s leadership abroad and a safer, more secure world.

I applaud President Obama, Secretary Kerry and our P5+1 partners for their tireless work to obtain a deal which promotes global peace and security. I hope that today’s diplomatic victory is not the last; we must continue working with our partners to ensure greater stability and peace in the region while advancing our non-proliferation goals.

In the coming weeks, the world’s attention will shift from Vienna to the halls of Congress. I hope my Republicans colleagues will put partisan politics aside and support this deal that will bring greater peace and stability to the Middle East."

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.