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Senators Joe Donnelly and Ed Markey announce support for Iran nuclear deal

Press Release by NIAC Action

NIAC Action applauds Donnelly's decision to support the Iran deal

 

NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Senator Joe Donnelly announced his support for the Iran nuclear agreement:

"Senator Donnelly's announcement is a very big deal. This was clearly not a political decision or a partisan decision, but a decision based on the premise that rejecting this deal would violate the principle that war must only be a last resort.

"Donnelly is one of the first true swing votes in the Senate to take a position. He is an Iran hawk. He was an original cosponsor of the controversial sanctions bills in 2014 and 2015 that were opposed by the White House. Yet he has come around to support this hard won deal. The focus in the Senate should now be to prevent a resolution aimed at sabotaging the deal from ever passing.

"Nine of the twelve Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee have come out in support of the deal. They clearly believe the vote on the Iran deal is a decision between war and peace, and are voting for diplomacy to succeed. Senators who remain on the fence should follow their lead."


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Senator Markey Brings Senate Closer to Protecting Iran Deal

 

NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement regarding Senator Ed Markey's (D-MA) announced support for the Iran nuclear agreement:

"As a long-time leader on nuclear non-proliferation issues in Congress and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Markey's support for the Iran deal is notable. He has asked the tough questions and carefully considered the agreement's technical merits. Markey's vote of confidence should carry weight with his undecided colleagues.

"Six out of the nine Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee now publicly support the deal. Twenty-five of the forty-six Democrats in the Senate have announced they will vote to approve the deal. The 34 votes needed to protect the deal via Presidential veto are within reach, and the possibility of securing 41 votes so that it never comes to a veto is now possible."

 


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