WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement today on the comprehensive agreement reached between the United States, five other world powers, and Iran regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program:

“Americans want to find a peaceful means of ensuring Iran cannot develop a nuclear weapon,” Brown said. “It appears the framework agreement with Iran reached by the U.S. and other UN Security Council nations will serve as the basis for the kind of comprehensive and verifiable agreement for which we had been hoping. 

“I have not seen the details, and look forward to being briefed on its terms. But the initial reports are positive, and Congress must now give the Administration the time to fill in the details necessary to make the agreement effective, strong and durable.”