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Sen. Bernie Sanders Voices Support For Iran's Nuclear Deal

Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle have been offering their take on the nuclear deal with Iran, but few were more enthusiastic than Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

“I congratulate President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the leaders of other major nations for producing a comprehensive agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” he said in a statement on his Congressional website. 

“This is a victory for diplomacy over saber-rattling and could keep the United States from being drawn into another never-ending war in the Middle East. I look forward to learning more about the complex details of this agreement to make sure that it is effective and strong.”

Congress will have 60 days to approve the deal, disapprove it or do nothing, The Hill reported.

Hillary Clinton who, like Sanders, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency, was more cautious in her support. "This is an important step in putting a lid on Iran's nuclear program," she told reporters.

Sources: The Hill, Sen. Bernie Sanders Image via Senate Democrats/Flickr


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