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Support Iran nuclear deal

I stand with President Obama in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement forged between the US, our P5+1 partners and Iran to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The agreement has the fundamental elements-- restrictions that block Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon, verification, and strong consequences for violations--that provide greater safety and security for all, both in the Middle East and the world.

JCPOA puts in place a set of constraints and monitoring that will work to ensure that Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

With the growing strains in the existing sanctions regime, the diplomatic approach represented by the JCPOA is the best path. Equally important, no viable alternative has been proposed by those who oppose the agreement.

Finally, it will remain the firm policy of the United States, both during the term of the JCPOA and beyond that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon.

Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, AndreaZoppForSenate.com , Dec 5, 2015

Supports the Iran nuclear deal

Rep. Tammy Duckworth wrote an op-ed explaining her support for the Iran nuclear deal. Duckworth said, "I have no illusions about the authoritarian Iranian regime. But Iran's destabilizing role in the region would be much greater if it could obtain nuclear weapons. Therefore preventing a nuclear armed Iran must be our primary goal. While not perfect, I believe the nuclear agreement provides the US and our allies with the most realistic and effective course of action currently available to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program."

The GOP-led House is expected to pass a resolution of disapproval, but the deal has enough overall congressional support to prevent opponents from blocking the pact's implementation.

Senator Mark Kirk has long championed efforts to ratchet up sanctions against the Islamic Republic and condemned its financial support of terrorist groups in the region.

Democrat Andrea Zopp, who supports the Iran deal, also is running for Kirk's seat.

Source: Chicago Tribune on 2016 Illinois Senate race , Sep 9, 2015

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