WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) issued the following statement on President Obama's announcement that the United States and its international partners have reached a nuclear agreement with Iran:
"I applaud the President and Secretary Kerry for their strong leadership throughout these tough negotiations that have led to this historic nuclear agreement with Iran.
"In 2005, I traveled to Vienna on a Congressional delegation trip led by the Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and met with the International Atomic Energy Agency where I was briefed by experts on Iran's nuclear weapons program. Since that visit, I have been committed to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and I was proud to support the legislation that allows Congress an ability to review and approve any final agreement.
"Over the coming weeks, I will join my colleagues as we examine and debate this comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal. However, I have every confidence in the negotiators that this is a good deal—based on verification—and that once the details are fully understood and assessed, it will earn the support of the United States Congress."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah