USA*Engage and NFTC Statement on Senate Banking Committee Passage of Iran Sanctions Legislation

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Washington, DC – Today USA*Engage and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee’s passage of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015.

“Any action by the U.S. Congress to enact additional unilateral Iran sanctions in the near future will harm the nuclear negotiations between the P5plus1 and the government of Iran. While the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 provides some additional time for negotiations to continue before new sanctions would be implemented, we urge Congress to defer any further action until the conclusion or failure of negotiations.

“Congress should give the United States and its allies room to reach a constructive and substantive agreement. We commend the Senators who voted against the bill in the Banking Committee.”

Click here to read a letter sent by USA*Engage Vice President Richard Sawaya and NFTC President Bill Reinsch to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate last week.