Top US Democratic Senator Backs Iran Nuclear Agreement

Top US Democratic Senator Backs Iran Nuclear Agreement
Wed Aug 26, 2015 15:48:50

US Democratic Senator Patty Murray has defended the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and six world powers, media reports said.

“After working my way through the details and the alternatives, losing a lot of sleep, and having a lot of good conversations with so many people, I am convinced that moving forward with this deal is the best chance we have at a strong diplomatic solution,” Washington Senator Murray, the fourth-ranking Senate Democrat, said, Politico reported on Tuesday.

“It (JCPOA) puts us in a stronger position,” she added.

Murray is the 29th Senate Democrat to endorse the agreement. Just two Senate Democrats have said they will oppose the accord in Congress — Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany- also known as P5+1 or E3+3) finalized the text of lasting deal on Tehran’s nuclear program on July 14.

While the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to endorse the deal, the text of the document needs to be reviewed by both Iran’s Parliament and the US Congress.

US President Barack Obama has promised a swift veto in the event of a Congressional rejection of the agreement in September. US lawmakers would then have to find enough votes to override the president.

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