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On Friday, Donald Trump struck a major blow to diplomacy by refusing to say the truth: that Iran has been complying with the nuclear deal. Now the administration wants Congress, in the next 60 days, to pass legislation that would kill the agreement. We can’t let that happen!

Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Bob Corker have introduced dangerous legislation that would amend the “sunset clause” and add “triggers” to automatically impose new sanctions within a year of Iran gaining nuclear capabilities. It is an attempt to re-negotiate an international agreement, and it would put us on a dangerous path towards war. Iran’s compliance with the deal has been certified in eight reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the past two years. The other six countries involved in the deal want it to be maintained. Trump’s refusal to certify the agreement has already isolated us from our allies. Destroying the deal, as Cotton-Corker bill would do, would free up Iran to rapidly reconstitute its nuclear program. It would also send a dangerous signal to North Korea not to engage in talks. Read Medea’s article in TruthDig, 10 Reasons the U.S. Should Stick with the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Tell your Senators to oppose the Cotton-Corker bill. Ask them to respect our international obligations by taking leadership to protect the Iran deal.


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  • commented 2017-11-15 03:02:28 -0500
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  • commented 2017-11-15 03:02:28 -0500
    Our forefathers were all immigrants, except for Native Americans; in the art of living, compassion furthers. Might might make right, but, it always makes wrong,
    fraternity rules. The intellect can’t lead, for the life doesn’t follow. If you’re not taking bullets you’re making them. The illimitable, indivisible you, walking in nature’s balance,
    giving back to nature’s abundance, knows that and all; be the you that you can be- free. All life are needed threads in the fabric of life,
    “…we(e),…”, can’t allow to be torn asunder. reality
  • commented 2017-10-22 16:33:41 -0400
    This agreement with Iran took several years, a lot of time and effort, which was well worth it. We had support from major European nations and China and Russia, no easy task. Dismantling this agreement would destabilize the region, and make Israel more defensive and aggressive. Maybe I`m being negative but it appears Pres. Trump is trashing all of Pres. Obamas` initiatives and legislations.
  • followed this page 2017-10-22 13:28:38 -0400
  • commented 2017-10-17 20:33:14 -0400
    I am completely opposed to not continuing our participation as a full partner in the Iran Deal. First, look at the fundamental goal of the agreement and that was to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon for 13 years. If you can’t see the value of that objective, you are clearly failing to grasp the importance of that ONE objective. Second, the IAEA has completely affirmed that Iran has complied with the requirements. Indeed President Trump has admitted that Iran has complied with the terms of the agreement. Essentially, what you are introducing is other issues that are NOT elements of the agreement. Of course, you can complain about Iran’s “other activities”, but I would impress upon you that regardless of what you think about Iran’s OTHER ACTIVITIES, you are essentially acknowledging that Iran HAS complied but you want to introduce issues that have absolutely nothing to do with the components that PREVENT Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Simply, you MUST recognize that diplomacy and diplomacy alone with sanctions as the weapon achieved this agreement. In other words, Iran wanted to relieve itself of some of the sanctions and through diplomacy, they got something and we got something very, very valuable, that 13 years with a non-nuclear Iran. What I am trying to convince you of is that diplomacy on this issue which is working and working according to plan should be seen as the first step. If you are so intent upon addressing other issues with Iran, simply keep talking. You are assuming that that we MUST achieve everything we want in one step and that is a fools errand. If you want to address the other issues with Iran, do what we did with this agreement, talk. Under the previous administration, the great powers of Europe, China and Russia worked together and achieved a real and valuable accomplishment. All I am saying is that, instead of feeding the power of the rabid conservatives in Iran, talk. build trust, build working relationships. This approach will in the end produce more positive results such as weakening the war elements in Iran, increase the probability that this nuclear agreement will be only a first step to a non-nuclear Iran and in the long run will create a better relationship and a safer world for both us and Israel. The only thing I can guarantee is that blowing up this deal will leave us abandoned by all of the other signatories and will destroy our ability to actually make progress in our relationship with Iran. And, if you can’t see the value in that versus the alternative I just offered, you are not thinking clearly in the first place. Essentially, I am arguing for diplomacy rather than another nuclear power and this one in the powder keg of the Middle East is madness. Simply, talk and you might be surprised by the possibilities that this will achieve.

    Finally, regarding the $150 billion we returned to Iran after the completion of the Agreement was THEIR MONEY IN THE FIRST PLACE. If you had bothered to check you would have realized that these billions were monies being held by the U.S. in escrow pending Iran’s actions on the nuclear issue. To claim that we gave them this money for nothing was completely undermined by Politifact, if you had bothered to check. Continuing to use it as a sledgehammer against the deal is basically a lie. Again, this $150 billion was their money that we had in the U.S. and were holding as part of the sanctions. When Iran signed the agreement, we gave them THEIR money back. That was only appropriate.

    Finally, as I have said before, stop threatening military action and TALK. You may be surprised at what talking can achieve if we act like we want to talk. This does not mean we have to fold on anything but it does mean that we must be prepared to understand that if we want something from Iran, it is only fair for Iran to want something from us. That is diplomacy and that is the key; if you use these years wisely instead of just using them as more time to “beat up on Iran”; there is a remarkable chance that this talking can change our world completely.

    P.S.N. Korea is a whole different ball game but you might be surprised at what talking can achieve there as well. If you want to create a nuclear nightmare, just keep howling for blood like you are because you will get your wish on that.
  • followed this page 2017-10-17 13:10:13 -0400
  • commented 2017-10-17 12:33:23 -0400
    Thank you for letting me talk to all the senators. My Senators should already be supporting the nuclear deal with Iran but I wanted the others to know US interests should be protected. Our government shoudl not be selling US foriegn policy to the highest bidded Like, Saudi Arabia or israel.