Iran

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 (CODEPINKers and allies at one of numerous actions in front of the White House, supporting the nuclear deal with Iran.)

 

In 2015 we successfully defended diplomacy. Now we need to do it again!

The US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran announced a historic agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a.k.a. the Iran Deal,  to restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.

President Trump and members of the the GOP want to undo this major win for diplomacy. Trump is expected to announce on Thursday, October 12 that he will decertify the Iran Deal. This will pass the buck back to Congress, giving them 60 days to impose new sanctions or pass new legislation not included in the original mandate. Either action would kill the deal. We need public pressure to defend diplomacy and keep the deal intact!

Resources on the Iran Deal:

Decertifying The Iran Deal Would Probably Be Mostly Symbolic, by Michael Wilner

Iran nuclear deal: What you need to know, by Amanda Erickson

We did it in 2015. We can do it again!

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The 2015 Iran Deal was passed thanks to grassroots activism across the country. CODEPINK and others:

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2015 Resources on the Iran Deal

Media Coverage of 2015 Iran Deal

White House says Obama would veto any bill that blocks Iran deal

“If You Can’t Do This Deal ... Go Back to Tehran.” The inside story of the Obama administration's Iran diplomacy

US public supports Iran deal, but lobby groups seek to quash it 

Mainstream TV coverage of Iran Deal news - CBS News

Five Reasons Why an Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Good for the US

2012 Actions

 

Keep the Iran Deal in Place!

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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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