The AP reported that Clinton was on Capitol Hill for a series of closed-door meetings with congressional Democrats, where she’s been detailing her early work on the landmark agreement and expressing her support for the final deal — the result of nearly two years of intense negotiations.
House Democrats who met with Clinton described her as a strong backer of the program, which aims to curb Iran’s nuclear program for more than a decade in exchange for billions of dollars in international sanctions relief.
“She endorsed it. Full-throated,” said Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly, who attended the closed-door meeting, reports the AP.
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., said Clinton “talked about the fact that no deal is ever going to be a perfect deal. But we have to have a deal that not just works but measurably moves us in the direction that we hope to achieve.”
The AP reported that, still, Clinton warned that the agreement would not end Iran’s “bad behavior” in the region, such as sponsoring terrorist actors, and noted that the country remains a major threat to Israel.
“This agreement will have to be enforced vigorously, relentlessly,” she said, noting that President Barack Obama called her last night to inform her that a deal had been reached. “As president, I would be absolutely devoted to assuring the agreement is followed.”