Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina


Butterfield Supports Iran Nuclear Agreement

Aug 28, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement:

“After carefully reviewing the JCPOA, I have concluded that it is in the best interest of the United States and our allies to support this historic agreement.  I have read the agreement in its entirety and have personally met with many proponents and opponents of the agreement.  In addition, I have personally discussed the agreement with President Obama and Ambassador Susan Rice who have both assured me that it will block all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon.  I have full confidence in our President and believe that the JCPOA will be a win for the United States and our allies.

When the House returns in September, I will vote in support of the JCPOA and, if necessary, I will vote to uphold President Obama’s veto of any legislation that strikes down this important deal.   I believe this agreement is the only credible option on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”