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Letter

From: The Honorable John K. Delaney
Sent By:
samantha.price@mail.house.gov

Date: 12/18/2015

Letter to French delegation on upcoming visit to Iran
Deadline: Noon today
Current cosigners: Kennedy, O’Rourke
Dear Colleague,
Please join me in sending a letter to the President of the French Senate, Gerard Larcher, in regards to his upcoming visit to Iran where he is expected to meet with Iranian leadership. France was a key ally in negotiating the JCPOA. We ask that during his
visit, Mr. Larcher makes crystal clear to Tehran that until the country upholds its responsibilities in the JCPOA, sanctions cannot be lifted. To sign on, please contact Samantha Price of my staff at
Samantha.price@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
John K. Delaney
Member of Congress
Letter text:
Dear Senator Larcher & Members of the French Delegation:
We write to you today with regard to your upcoming trip to Tehran to meet with Iranian officials, including Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and President Hassan Rouhani.  We very much appreciate the role of the Government of France in helping to bring Iran to
the negotiating table and to reach a historic agreement to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was the result of years of negotiations, and we are acutely aware of the critical work performed by Foreign Minister
Laurent Fabius toward its completion.  Even though the agreement has several flaws, the international community must now be vigilant and steadfast in holding Iran accountable to fulfilling its commitments.
In that spirit, we urge you during your visit to make clear to Iran’s leaders that before sanctions can be lifted and businesses can re-enter the Iranian market, they must first uphold their responsibilities under the JCPOA. This includes, among other steps,
removing over two-thirds of Iran’s centrifuges and reducing its enriched uranium stock by 98%. As you know, until the IAEA certifies Iranian compliance, Tehran cannot receive sanctions relief.  We – the international community, led by the United States, France,
and other major powers committed to global security – must first ensure that Iran fully complies with its obligations.
We appreciate your attention to this matter and wish you success in delivering this important message to Iran’s leaders of our nations’ shared resolve in preventing them from acquiring a nuclear arms capability.
Sincerely,

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