Washington, DC – Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is now the 34th Senator to pledge support for the Iran nuclear agreement, enabling president Obama to sustain a veto if the Senate chooses to vote against the deal.
“No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime,” said Senator Mikulski in a statement Wednesday. “I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal.”
Senator Mikulski and other senators who support the agreement arrived at their decisions through thoughtful and careful consideration and with consultation with leading nuclear experts and scientists.
Nuclear scientists, former military commanders and national security advisors – serving both Republican and Democratic administrations – agree that the nuclear deal is the most effective and verifiable way for the international community to block the weaponization of Iran’s nuclear program and prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
Sharing this view, and joining the national debate in support of President Obama’s diplomatic efforts, are strong voices from the Iranian American community – the large majority of whom favor the nuclear accord, which they view as the best chance for civic and economic reform to gain root in Iran.
But the battle is not over yet! Opponents of the deal are spending millions of dollars to change public opinion. As a community, this is our moment! Let’s be on the right side of history!
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