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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Reid Statement On Framework Reached with Iran

April 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the understanding reached by the United States, five other world powers and Iran on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program:

"I spoke to President Obama today and he informed me that negotiators have agreed upon a framework with the goal of preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. I am cautiously optimistic about this framework. We must always remain vigilant about preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon but there is no question that a diplomatic solution is vastly preferable to the alternatives.

"Now is the time for thoughtful consideration, not rash action that could undermine the prospects for success. We have much to learn about what was negotiated and what will take place between now and the end of June. In the coming days and weeks, we should all take a deep breath, examine the details and give this critically important process time to play out."

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