Writing on CNN's web site on August 31, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action "a bold stroke of diplomacy, and an opportunity we must not waste."
The agreement "gives the United States new tools to shape Iranian behavior," Albright wrote, suggesting that that the US focus on:
- The strongest possible oversight of the agreement
- Maintaining a robust deterrent in the region
- A calibrated engagement with Iran