July 14, 2015


Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that negotiators of the P5+1 nations have reached a nuclear agreement with Iran:

"I commend Secretaries Kerry and Moniz for their tireless efforts negotiating this agreement and for their and President Obama's steadfast commitment to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This agreement has the potential to position the United States and our allies toward a future of peace and security. Initial readings of the deal's text indicate it contains stringent accountability measures that protect against the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran. Congress will now have a say in how the United States proceeds, and I hope that my colleagues will take time to thoroughly and thoughtfully evaluate the details of the agreement our negotiators achieved."