Pelosi Statement on Iran – P5+1 Nuclear Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Obama announced that the negotiators of the P5+1 nations have reached a nuclear agreement with Iran:

“The historic nuclear agreement announced today is the product of years of tough, bold and clear-eyed leadership from President Obama.  I commend the President for his strength throughout the historic negotiations that have led to this point.  I join him in commending Secretary Kerry and Secretary Moniz for their leadership.

“A nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable to the United States, unacceptable to Israel, and unacceptable to the world.  Aggressive restrictions and inspections offer the best long-term plan to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon.  Congress will closely review the details of this agreement.

“We have no illusions about the Iranian regime – or the destabilizing influence Iran continues to have in the region.  We must maintain our vigilance.  All options remain on the table should Iran take any steps toward a nuclear weapon or deviate from the terms of this agreement.”