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NY Congressman Weighs In On Potential Iran Nuclear Deal

Congressman Eliot Engel
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Eliot Engel

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is weighing in on President Obama’s announced framework that the U.S. and its partners have negotiated for Iran’s nuclear program.

New York Congressman Eliot Engel says a close look at the details is needed to determine if the compromises made are worth the dismantling of years of pressure built on Iran.  Engel, in a statement, reiterated his stance that no deal is better than a bad deal, and lawmakers need to ensure that this agreement forecloses any pathway to a bomb. Engel, whose district includes part of Westchester, underscored that the challenge posed by Iran does not stop with its nuclear program. He says Iran has created instability across the region and supported terrorism around the world, and nothing in the nuclear agreement should prevent the United States from taking action to prevent Iran from spreading further chaos and violence against American interests.

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