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The good news is the deal that has successfully frozen Iran’s nuclear program is still in place and another seven months will be invested in patient diplomacy.
The bad news is that Congress may now attempt to pass a new round of sanctions on Iran to force it to ‘knuckle under’.
If Congress kills a good deal by imposing new sanctions, Iran will unfreeze its nuclear program, and we could be on the path to another war in the Middle East.
Your generous contribution to Peace Action or Peace Action Education Fund will make a big difference as we marshall the resources to meet this, and other, challenges to peace that confront us in the weeks and months ahead.
Through our Diplomacy, Not War campaign we are educating Congress, the media and the general public on how the deal with Iran is the best path to a safer world. Our success here can light the path to peace, resolving the world’s conflicts without resorting to a doctrine of endless warfare.
This is a good deal that protects US security by preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb.
• The agreement negotiated by the U.S. and allies rolls back Iran’s nuclear program and cuts off its path to a bomb. The interim deal worked. Nuclear inspectors on the ground have confirmed that Iran upheld its end of the bargain and froze or rolled back its nuclear activities.
• As long as the interim deal remains in place, we will continue to benefit from having inspectors at Iran’s nuclear facilities, ensuring their compliance.
• The interim nuclear deal gave us unprecedented insight into Iran’s nuclear program by establishing a strong monitoring regime. The final deal locks in that verification regime and dials up the intrusive inspections.
We need to act now to prevent the unraveling of the progress that has been made thus far. If the US walks away from a deal, we would lose these inspections and be blind to an unconstrained Iranian nuclear program.
We are close to a final deal. That’s why both sides saw the wisdom in an extension. Now, Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund will be pressing Congress to hold up its end and not gum up the works. I need your help to make that happen.
The choice is clear: Diplomacy, Not War.
• Rather than undercutting our diplomats at the negotiating table, Congress should prepare to play a constructive role: gradually lifting sanctions as UN inspectors verify that Iran is continuing to roll back its program in compliance with the deal.
• Diplomacy is the only way to achieve a lasting solution to the Iran nuclear situation. This deal advances U.S. security by verifiably preventing a nuclear Iran and preventing another war.
• With bad news coming out of the Middle East nearly every day, continued negotiations with Iran is something to lift up not bring down. This is a key time to lessen tensions in the Middle East.
Humbly for Peace,
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