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posted Friday, September 11, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 37
Maria Cantwell last Senate Dem to support Iran deal
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Maria Cantwell last Senate Dem to support Iran deal

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell became the last Senate Democrat to endorse the Obama administration's Iran deal on September 8. Washington's senior Senator, Patty Murray, has already indicated she supports the deal.

With Cantwell's support, the administration can count on 42 Senate Democrats to back the agreement limiting Iran's access to nuclear materials and facilities - not enough to win a vote in the Senate, but enough to prevent the issue from coming up for a vote in the first place.

'I have decided to support the agreement because this agreement pushes Iran further away from a nuclear weapons threshold,' Cantwell said in a statement.

'Because the agreement calls for reduction of highly enriched uranium stockpiles, bringing centrifuges offline and converting key nuclear infrastructure to civilian use, including nuclear reactors, it moves Iran's breakout time from two months to one year.

'Additionally, Iran will be required to allow international monitoring into all supply chains for goods and materials used for its civilian nuclear program.'

'The agreement has been unanimously endorsed by the United Nations Security Council,' Cantwell added. 'It puts the United States and the world community in a stronger position to take any action necessary if Iran violates this agreement. To verify Iran's compliance, and to ensure transparency and accountability, the agreement will provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with unprecedented access to monitor and inspect Iran's activities.'

Three other Senators also announced support for the deal on September 8 - Ron Wyden (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CN), and Gary Peters (D-MI).

The accord was worked out with the Iranian government by the United States and five other countries - the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Russia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the agreement and called for harsher measures against Iran - up to and including a military strike.

Nevertheless, several Jewish Senators - Blumenthal, Wyden, and Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Al Franken (D-MN), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) - have endorsed the Iran deal.

All six Democratic House members from Washington have also come out in favor, although a resolution rejecting the deal is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House.

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