Congresswoman Johnson Releases a Statement in Support of the Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON, DC – (Thursday, July 30th, 2015) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in support of the agreement between the United States, its international partners, and Iran which would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
“After careful review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, I support this historic agreement which will block all of Iran’s possible paths to a nuclear weapon. President Obama and his chief negotiators worked hard to finalize a diplomatic agreement on July 14th. I am confident that this deal is in the best interest of America because it is built on verification through four clear objectives: blocking the highly enriched uranium route; allowing no path to plutonium; intensive monitoring; and incentives for compliance. Lasting more than a decade, these restrictions have earned widespread global support. While the deal may not be perfect, it is our best option to preserve the safety of Israel and the rest of the world.
It is my firm belief that if this deal is not implemented due to a Congressional blockade, we risk devastating military conflict. I am hopeful that we can continue on this trajectory of peace and diplomacy as opposed to an unavoidable nuclear arms race and armed conflict in the region. As we move to the next phase and allow Congress to study and debate this agreement, we must listen to the non-proliferation experts who have worked tirelessly to move the deal forward. It would be negligent to walk away from a nuclear deal at this point.”
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.