Congresswoman Kelly statement on Nuclear Deal with Iran
Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran:
“After two long years of negotiations, and two decades of sanctions, the U.S. and international community have achieved an important victory in preventing a nuclear armed Iran. I commend the President, Secretary Kerry and Secretary Moniz for their leadership, tireless negotiations and willingness to extend an olive branch to usher in a more secure future in the Middle East and global community.
Without question, a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. It threatens not only the U.S. but our allies in Israel and the Gulf. Today begins the work of this Congress, and my colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in ensuring that Iran is held accountable and is unable to manipulate this agreement to a perverse gain. In pursuing a more diplomatic path, we must remain vigilant so as to not empower or incentivize Iranian nuclear expansion.”
Congresswoman Kelly serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, as well as the House Oversight and Government Reform’s National Security Subcommittee.