Pelosi Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the White House announced that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has verified that Iran has met the requirements under the P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for full implementation of the agreement:

“The White House has announced that the parties to the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have declared today Implementation Day.  This follows the IAEA certification that Iran has implemented measures specified in the agreement that cripple Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities, including moving nuclear material out of the country and disabling and dismantling its nuclear reactors and centrifuges.

“We harbor no illusions about the Iranian regime. The JCPOA is not founded on trust.  It is founded on verification, vigilance and enforcement.  As we proceed to full implementation of the agreement, we must remain vigilant.

“A nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable to the United States and unacceptable to the world.  Thanks to the strong strategic leadership of President Obama and his Administration, including Secretary Kerry and Secretary Moniz, we have reached today’s milestone, and are on track for full implementation of this historic agreement and greater security and stability in the Middle East and around the globe.”