RELEASE:

COCHRAN STATEMENT ON IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Defense, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran:

“Iran cannot be allowed to gain nuclear weapons capabilities, and I am skeptical whether the agreement reached by the Obama administration is truly verifiable and enforceable. Congress must cast a critical eye on this deal to ensure that it does not reward a nation that actively sponsors terrorism. I look forward to carefully examining the agreement to ensure that it protects our national security interests and our allies.”

Cochran in May supported passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which expands congressional oversight of the Iran nuclear deal.

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7/14/15