Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Interim Nuclear Agreement With Iran

[Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is President Pro Tempore of the Senate and chairs the State Department And Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee.]


"I’ve been briefed by our negotiators in Geneva.  I am encouraged that they and most of our allies believe this is a good, interim deal with the necessary checks and balances.  Obviously some of our friends in the region like Saudi Arabia and Israel have concerns about the deal.  The Administration will have a short window before Congress is back in session to make their case.  I will listen to all the arguments and will also discuss this with experts outside the government, and then I will decide if this is an agreement that I can support."

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