Congressman Nadler Received Letter from President Obama Offering Assurances Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Aug 21, 2015 Issues: Foreign Affairs/Israel

New York, NY -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) issued a statement on the heels of President Barack Obama’s response to a number of issues raised by Congressman Nadler and his colleagues regarding concerns associated with the Iran nuclear agreement.

In a letter addressed to Congressman Nadler, with mention of other members of Congress who raised concerns with the Administration, including Reps. Adam Schiff (CA), Susan Davis (CA), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL), David Cicilline (RI), and Alan Lowenthal (CA), the President strongly reiterated the Administration’s position that the JCPOA stops Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, explicitly stating his commitment to utilizing the military option if necessary. The letter also offered assurances of continued support to and cooperation with Israel, the need for continued U.S. and international vigilance in countering Iran’s destabilizing activities, and the establishment of an implementation office that would coordinate U.S. oversight of the agreement and provide regular briefings to Congress.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler said: “I have been very open about my concerns over the Iran nuclear deal – raising many issues in a recent Op-Ed published in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency [Link] – as have many of my colleagues. Most troubling to me were questions about our ability to permanently stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, and our commitment to strengthening the U.S. strategic relationship with Israel, as well as Iran’s continued destabilizing influence through support of terrorism and other actions that threaten Israel’s security and the security of our other Middle East allies. A number of us raised these concerns with the Administration, and directly with the President, in the hope that certain assurances could be made, and I am gratified that the President’s response satisfies a number of these concerns.”

To view President Obama’s letter to Congressman Nadler Click Here.