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NIAC Action Welcomes Sen. Carper's Support for Iran Deal


NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) announced that he will support the Iran nuclear deal:

"Senator Carper has distinguished himself as a champion of diplomacy with Iran, and his statement today welcoming the deal will help ensure that the last two years of tough negotiations result in a verifiable deal instead of a disastrous missed opportunity.

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"Senator Carper's long support for these negotiations, and opposition to sanctions amid negotiations that would have killed the talks, should be commended. Carper has clearly looked past the caricature of Iran to understand the complexities of Iranian society and the tremendous opportunity this deal presents for both the U.S. and Iran.

"With 30 Senators now supporting the agreement, momentum continues to build to ensure that opponents cannot dismantle this historic accord. Sen. Coons, who is expected to announce his position next week, should follow Sen. Carper's lead and vote to uphold this strong and verifiable deal."

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to give voice to the Iranian-American community. From being the trusted voice on U.S.- Iran relations, to pushing forth legislation that protects individuals of Iranian heritage from systematic discrimination, to celebrating our cultural heritage, NIAC creates a lasting impact in the lives of the members of our community.

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