Butterfield Supports Iran Nuclear Agreement
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.”