Durbin Meets Virtually With Illinois J Street Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Illinois J Street members to discuss returning to the Iran nuclear agreement, support for the two-state peace process, continued U.S.-Israeli security cooperation, and restoration of U.S. humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people, including help with COVID-19 vaccines. On the call, Durbin expressed his support for a ‘compliance for compliance’ return to the Iran nuclear agreement as the most effective way of halting that country’s troubling pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“I appreciated the opportunity to talk with Illinois J Street members this afternoon about a host of timely issues, including the pursuit of peace in the Middle East and the importance of bringing Iran back into compliance with the nuclear agreement,” said Durbin.  “We must also do more to help those around the world obtain greater access to COVID-19 vaccines, including to the Palestinian people.  Doing so is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing in terms of protecting hard fought gains against the virus at home.”

A photo of today’s meeting is available here.

Earlier this month, Durbin joined 26 Senate Democrats in sending a letter to President Biden expressing the need to rejoin the JCPOA to peacefully and effectively stem the threat of Iran’s nuclear program.