Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Interim Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 25, 2013.  Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is President Pro Tempore of the Senate and chairs the State Department And Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“I’ve been briefed by our negotiators in Geneva.  I am encouraged that they and most of our allies believe this is a good, interim deal with the necessary checks and balances.  Obviously some of our friends in the region like Saudi Arabia and Israel have concerns about the deal.  The Administration will have a short window before Congress is back in session to make their case.  I will listen to all the arguments and will also discuss this with experts outside the government, and then I will decide if this is an agreement that I can support.”