Congresswoman Johnson Releases a Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON, DC - (Tuesday, July 14th, 2015) - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in response to the President’s announcement of the nuclear deal with Iran:
“After years of negotiating, the President announced an historic agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program. I believe America and its international partners are taking an important first step in the right direction. In doing so, we are expanding the reach of our nation’s diplomatic powers and hopefully, eliminating the spread of nuclear arms. I applaud President Obama’s commitment to diplomacy and peace-building strategies and commend Secretary John Kerry and Secretary Ernest Moniz for their skilled leadership during the negotiations.
As President Obama stated, ‘this deal is not built on trust, it is built on verification.’ We cannot simply accept the words of others to secure the international community's and America's safety. We must receive this verification autonomously by our own methods.
Moving forward, the details of the agreement will undergo intense Congressional scrutiny over the next 60 days. I am hopeful that this deal will prove to advance the security for America and our trusted allies by curbing Iran’s nuclear program, so that we can move toward implementation.”
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.