House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith made the following statement after the extension of Iran nuclear negotiations:
"Preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is a vitally important national security priority in the Middle East and negotiating a good deal remains our best avenue to do so. As negotiations have been extended, it is critical that we build on an acceptable framework that has strong inspection and verification components. This is our opportunity to block all of Iran's paths to a nuclear weapon while avoiding military action. As such, we must let the process play out. I will continue to closely monitor negotiations and look forward to reviewing a final deal when it is reached."