Washington DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Co-Chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Caucus and a member of the National Security Working Group released the following statement on developments in the U.S./Iran nuclear talks.
“Today’s announcement that the Joint Action Plan will go into force on the 20th is an encouraging sign. While Iran’s concessions under this interim agreement fall well short of what the international community should demand in a final deal, any curbs on the regime’s pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability are better than none. Tough sanctions got us to this point, and we must be mindful that the Iranian regime has negotiated in bad faith before and continues to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. In the coming weeks and months, I will continue to monitor the relevant intelligence and consult with Administration officials and outside experts to ensure our national security interests are protected.”