Congressional Conversations: Rep. Moulton On Iran Nuclear Deal, Homegrown Terrorists, First Legislative Victory

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After more than 20 months of negotiations, Iran and a group of six nations, led by the U.S., agreed to significantly limit Tehran's nuclear program for more than a decade in return for lifting international sanctions. Critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called it a "historic mistake."

But President Obama said the deal will ratchet down the danger of more war in the Middle East.

"I am confident that this deal with meet the national security interests of the United States and our allies," said the president. "So, I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal."

Congress now has 60 days to review and vote on the agreement.

As part of our occasional series of conversations with members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, we speak with Rep. Seth Moulton about the accord, the recent arrest of an Adams man accused of plotting a terrorist attack and the passage of his first piece of legislation in the House.


Rep. Seth Moulton, Democratic congressman for the 6th district of Massachusetts. He tweets @sethmoulton.


NPR: How The Iran Nuclear Deal Could Reshape The Middle East

  • "What's certain is that the narrow and highly technical negotiations on Iran's nuclear program will influence the much broader trajectory of the Middle East in many ways, large and small."

Associated Press: Son Of Boston Police Captain Charged In Terror Plot

  • "In court documents, the FBI said Ciccolo, also known as Abu Ali al Amriki, had talked with the cooperating witness in recorded conversations in June about his plans to commit acts inspired by the Islamic State group."

Rep. Seth Moulton: Congressman Moulton's First Bill Passes House Of Representatives

  • "The Microloan Modernization Act aims to increase loans available to small businesses and provide greater flexibility for borrowers."

This segment aired on July 14, 2015.


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