Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 30, 2015 9:56 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday that he will support the nuclear deal with Iran.

"I believe the agreement, titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best available strategy to block Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Merkley wrote in a statement published on on Sunday.

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(Reporting by Alina Selyukh and Eric Walsh)