WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today after negotiators in Vienna announced that Iran, the United States and five other world powers have reached a nuclear agreement:

“Secretary of State Kerry, Energy Secretary Moniz, President Obama and all the P5+1 negotiators should be applauded for their tireless dedication that got us to where we are today. In a region where armed conflict is all too common it is critical that we use our strength as an international leader to promote our interests, the security of our allies and prevent a nuclear Iran. We must not allow the proliferation of nuclear weapons, particularly in a region embroiled in turmoil.

“There are many reasons to be wary of the Iranian regime. As a supporter of strong sanctions I will carefully review this deal to ensure it contains the highest standards--not based on trust, but on verification--to keep Iran accountable, allow for rigorous international inspections and ensure that Iran will not have access to nuclear weapons.”