Politics

150 House Democrats Back Obama On Iran Negotiations

| by Sean Kelly
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Over 150 House democrats lined up to support President Obama’s Iran negotiations with a letter spearheaded by Democrat Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Lloyd Doggett and David Price, and supported by notable Dems including Nancy Pelosi.

“If the United States were to abandon negotiations or cause their collapse, not only would we fail to peacefully prevent a nuclear armed Iran, we would make that outcome more likely,” the reps said to Obama in the letter. The representatives urged the President to “stay the course,” and “exhaust every avenue” in his effort to craft a deal that prevents Iran from keeping nuclear weapons.

“As negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program continue, we urge you to stay on course, building on the recently announced political framework and continuing to work toward a strong and verifiable agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran that will prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon,” the letter read.

“We must exhaust every avenue toward a verifiable, enforceable diplomatic solution in order to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran," the letter continues. "If the United States were to abandon negotiations or cause their collapse, not only would we fail to peacefully prevent a nuclear armed Iran, we would make that outcome more likely.”

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“This letter reflects wide support for the agreement as outlined in the framework,” Rep. Schakowsky said. “If there is a vote in the Congress to disapprove of the final agreement, and it is an agreement that reflects the framework, then I think we have enough votes in the Congress to sustain a veto.”

Sources: The Hill, Washington Post

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