Duckworth Statement on Iran Agreement

 Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) released the following statement on the agreement reached by the administration and Iran on its nuclear program.

“I am encouraged by the President’s comments this morning. It is imperative that members of Congress and the general public not rush to judgment on an agreement that will have enormous consequences not only for the Iranian nuclear program, but for U.S. national security interests throughout the region.”

“I am committed to standing by our ally Israel and remain cautious and concerned about Iran’s intentions. As I review this agreement, my focus will be on making sure that any sanctions relief is tied to a strong, verifiable inspection regime.” 

“Members of Congress have a critical responsibility to put politics and partisanship aside and carefully review the details of this agreement. My colleagues who condemn this proposed agreement without a viable alternative short of going to war are being reckless and irresponsible.”