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Sen. Kaine Announces Support for Iran Deal

In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat from Virginia and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully limit Iran’s nuclear program. Kaine was the co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.

In announcing his support, Kaine said: “I conclude that the JCPOA is a dramatic improvement over the status quo in improving global security. The agreement takes a nuclear weapons program that was on the verge of success and disables it for many years through peaceful diplomatic means with sufficient tools for the international community to verify whether Iran is meeting its commitments. In the negotiation, America has honored its best traditions and shown that patient diplomacy can achieve what isolation and hostility cannot. For this reason, I will support it.”

Kaine first indicated this support in comments to the News-Press last week.

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