WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after 47 Senate Republicans sent an open letter to Iran’s leaders in an apparent attempt to undermine the negotiations:

“This partisan letter from several of my colleagues is nothing more than another attempt by members of the Republican caucus to undermine ongoing negotiations and undercut the credibility of the American negotiators. Of course Congress will always have the authority to weigh in on any agreement the President signs with another nation, but to suggest that a future President would cancel a deal that hasn’t even been concluded yet unmasks the true intention of the letter's signers. Let's be honest - if we successfully convince Iran to abandon their nuclear weapons program in a verifiable way, no future President - Republican or Democrat - is going to walk away from that.”