Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman Of The Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs, On The Ongoing Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

"I strongly support the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran and hope that a verifiable agreement that prevents Iran from developing a nuclear weapon can be reached by the November 24th deadline.  I recognize that some of our allies in the region have voiced concerns about the process.  I urge all parties to engage in a constructive dialogue, which is crucial for progress and for the integrity of any outcome.  Over the past year there has been progress toward eliminating the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran, and any actions taken should not undermine that progress.  I look forward to reviewing the outcome of the negotiations."

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