Press Release

January 18, 2016
Cardin Statement on JCPOA Implementation Day

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, issued the following statement on Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 

“With Implementation Day of the Iran nuclear agreement now here, it is critical that all parties uphold their commitments agreed to in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  While Congress was not a party to the nuclear negotiations, we do have a productive role to play in conducting rigorous oversight of Iranian compliance with the agreement.  As issues arise outside the scope of the JCPOA, from Iran’s continued ballistic missile development, sponsorship of terrorism and violent proxies, and ongoing human rights violations, Congress should respond vigorously and without delay.  In the months and years ahead, the United States must stand firm in our determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and to prevent Iran from violating its ballistic missile restrictions, supporting terrorism, or violating the human rights of its people.”