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Kaine Statement On Iran Nuclear Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Secretary of State John Kerry’s update on the nuclear talks with Iran today:

“I support giving our negotiators the time to make sure they get the best deal possible with Iran to protect U.S. national security interests. Extending negotiations is much better than the alternative—walking away from significant progress that’s been made, including Iran’s compliance with the Joint Plan of Action that – for the first time – has successfully rolled back components of Iran’s nuclear weapons development. Nevertheless, Iranian leaders understand the decisions they need to make and must demonstrate the political will to reach an acceptable and verifiable agreement. I applaud the tireless and technical work of the P5+1 negotiators and am pleased that if a final nuclear deal is reached, there will be a prompt, deliberate and constructive process for Congressional review of it thanks to passage of the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.”