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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Rep. Denny Heck announces he will support plan to stop Iran from developing nuclear capability

Aug 17, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA is an international agreement reached by the P5+1 nations (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) that is aimed at preventing Iran from manufacturing a nuclear weapon.

"Following extensive briefings, meetings with constituents, and a thorough reading of the entire agreement, I strongly believe that the Iran nuclear deal is the best avenue forward to protect against Iran developing a nuclear weapon. As I have said repeatedly: there is no scenario in which the world is better off with Iran having a nuclear weapon. This agreement blocks any path to building nuclear weapons. It gives Iran no room to hide. If they try to cheat, we'll know. At that point, previous sanctions will immediately be reimposed. This is a strong agreement that passes every test.

"I thank the Obama Administration and the P5+1 for pursuing a responsible way to global stability. We must let the best diplomatic path towards peace prevail."