Sanders Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after voting to support the Iran nuclear deal.

“I voted to support the Iran nuclear deal today because it is my firm belief that the test of a great nation is not how many wars we can engage in, but how we can use our strength and our capabilities to resolve international conflicts in a peaceful way. Does the agreement achieve everything I would like? No, it does not. But it is far better than the path advocated by Dick Cheney and the neo-cons who took us into Iraq in 2003. If Iran moves toward a nuclear weapon, all available options remain on the table. I think it is incumbent upon us, however, to give the negotiated agreement a chance to succeed.”