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ICYMI: Larson Hosts Forum on Iran Nuclear Deal

August 31, 2015
Press Release

Hartford, CT - On Thursday, August 27th, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) hosted a forum at the University of Hartford with Chris Backemeyer of the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Backemeyer  is the Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy and served as the lead sanctions expert for the United States during the P5+1 negotiations with Iran. 

“It is always a privilege to hold these forums and speak directly with my constituents,” said Larson. “I was especially pleased to have Chris join me, and I want to thank him and the State Department for their participation. This is a historic moment for the United States and the world, and it is crucial to make sure everyone has the chance to learn about the nuances and implications of the agreement with Iran. I truly believe diplomacy offers our best path forward, and I know many of my constituents left the forum feeling the same.”

The full forum is available online at CT-N at