July 14, 2015

Watson Coleman Statement on Final P5+1 Nuclear Agreement

For Immediate Release:

Washington, DC (July 14, 2015) ― Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement after P5+1 negotiators reached consensus on a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran:

“I am encouraged by the administration’s efforts to use diplomacy to reach an agreement that has the potential to create a lasting peace and disarm one of the world’s most concerning actors. While this deal gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the Middle East, we cannot consider it lightly, nor should we rush to approve it. I will not support any deal unless it lives up to the high standard necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

“I firmly believe that we must use every tool at our disposal to promote and expand peace around the world, and I truly hope that this agreement becomes a remarkable example of what we can accomplish when we pursue diplomacy and abandon excessive aggression. I will closely analyze this agreement, and I am hopeful that my colleagues in Congress will set politics aside to do the same. The final outcome must make the world a safer place.”