Washington, DC – Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today responded to the Administration’s proposal for a nuclear agreement between the United States and Russia.

"At a time when Iran is actively seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, establishing new nuclear cooperation agreements with other nations is far from the most critical nonproliferation issue. Rather, the international community, especially all members of the U.N. Security Council, should be focusing their efforts on meaningful action to prevent Iran from obtaining weapons that could have a devastating impact. At the appropriate time, we will examine the agreement more fully.”