Noting that Iran is only months away from developing a nuclear weapon, Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in support of the Iran nuclear agreement:

"After reading the agreement, consulting with experts and listening to Montanans, it’s clear this deal is the only option right now to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.  This agreement isn't built on trust -- it's about holding Iran accountable through intrusive inspections and aggressive monitoring.  If Iran violates this agreement, all options are on the table to ensure the security of America, Israel and our allies.”

As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Tester voted for the crippling economic sanctions that helped bring Iran to the negotiating table and supported legislation that gave Congress the authority to review the negotiated deal.

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