Rep. Kind Announces Support for Iran Agreement


By: Ron Kind
By: Ron Kind
Date: Sept. 4, 2015
Location: La Crosse, WI

Today,Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A vote is expected in Congress on the resolution later this week. Below is his statement:

"I have carefully studied the text of the agreement, attended classified briefings, reviewed classified documents compiled by Intelligence agencies, listened to the thoughts and concerns of Wisconsinites, and met with experts on both sides of the issue, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a recent trip to Israel. Although the agreement is not a perfect solution to a complex problem, I believe the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the best option in order to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

"Iran's history of cheating on agreements, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has fostered an environment of distrust, which is why this agreement is based on "distrust and verify". The agreement will be enforced and monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with our help and resources.

"This agreement gives us the best opportunity to avoid military action and may accomplish our ultimate objective: to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, protecting the security of our allies in the region, and avoiding a nuclear arms race in the Middle East."