Wyden Votes For Non-Binding Resolution on Iran Policy
Washington, D.C. - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., voted in favor of a non-binding Motion to Instruct, urging the executive branch not to disregard Iran’s nuclear weapons program or human rights violations when negotiating an new agreement with Iran. Wyden, who voted in favor of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, and opposed Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal, issued the following statement today:
“Today, I joined a bipartisan group of senators to vote for a non-binding motion saying that any future agreement with Iran should address its nuclear weapons program and maintain the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps’ status as a foreign terrorist organization due to its ongoing violations of human rights.
"I will continue to call on the Biden administration to pursue hard-nosed diplomacy and secure a deal that addresses Iran’s many destabilizing activities in region, including its nuclear weapons program.
"My vote does not diminish my support for the Biden administration’s efforts to negotiate an agreement with Iran, and I look forward to reviewing any outcomes from the administration’s negotiations with an open mind.”
Keith Chu (Wyden) (202) 224-5244
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