Schakowsky, Fellow Members of Congress, Applaud JCPOA Diplomatic Discussions
WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), David Price (D-NC), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Peter Welch (D-VT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Andy Levin (D-MI), Alan Lowenthal (D-NY), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) released a statement following the announcement that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signatories will hold diplomatic discussions in Vienna, Austria:
“We applaud the announcement that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signatories, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Iran, along with representatives from the European Union, will convene to discuss next steps for the historic agreement that constrained verifiably Iran’s nuclear program.
“To date, the JCPOA implemented the most stringent verification and monitoring regime ever placed on a country as a result of nuclear negotiations. Taking the diplomatic steps necessary to return both Iran and the U.S. to compliance with the agreement is critical to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, achieving urgent non-proliferation objectives, and laying the foundation for further negotiations on additional important issues.
“We are encouraged by the resumption of talks and urge the Biden administration to engage in the diplomatic efforts needed to restore constraints on Iran’s nuclear program urgently and rejoin this international agreement.”