An apology to the people of Iran

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These are indeed terrifying times. Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement is reckless, baseless and dangerous. We cannot allow him to take us down the path towards war with Iran.

Join Jane Fonda, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad, Eve Ensler, Mike Farrell, Frances Fisher, Shiva Rose, Matthew Modine, UPPJ, IPS, World Beyond War, Voices for Non Violence and more in reaching out to the Iranian people with an apology for our president’s unscrupulous behavior and a pledge to try to reverse this decision. We will publicize this “Apology to the Iranian People” via social media and publications inside Iran.

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Open Letter to the People of Iran from the American People

Dear Friends,

We, the undersigned, apologize for Donald Trump’s reckless, baseless, and dangerous decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement and we pledge to do everything we can to reverse that decision.

We are ashamed that our government has broken an agreement that was already signed not just by the United States and Iran, but also by France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China, and then approved by the entire UN Security Council in a unanimous vote. We are ashamed that our government has broken a deal that was working, a deal with which Iran was complying, a deal  that was making our entire world safer and could have moved our nations closer towards the path of friendship.

Unlike our president, we believe that a deal is a deal. Unlike our president, we want to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East, not escalate them. Unlike our president, we want our nation’s resources to be dedicated to enriching people’s lives, not enriching the weapons makers. Unlike our president, we want to live in peace and harmony with the people of Iran.

We understand that our nation already has a dreadful history of meddling in the internal affairs of your country. The 1953 coup that overthrew your democratically elected government was unconscionable. So was US support for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein when he invaded Iran in 1980, including selling him material for making chemical weapons that were used against you. The 1988 shooting down of an Iranian civilian airliner, killing all 290 passengers and crew, was unconscionable. So, too, are the decades of covert actions to overthrow your government and the decades of sanctions that have brought such needless suffering to ordinary Iranians.

We understand that the US government has no business interfering in your internal affairs or in the Middle East in general. We should not be selling weapons to nations guilty of gross human rights violations or sending our military to fight in faraway lands. With all the flaws in our own society--from massive inequality and racism to a political system corrupted by monetary influences--we should clean up our own house instead of telling others how to govern themselves.

We will do everything in our power to stop Donald Trump from strangling your economy and taking us to war with you. We will ask the UN to sanction the United States for violating the nuclear agreement. We will urge the Europeans, Russians, and Chinese to keep the deal alive and increase their trade relations. And we will work to rid ourselves of this unscrupulous president and replace him with someone who is trustworthy, moral, and committed to diplomacy.

Please accept our hand in friendship. May the peacemakers prevail over those who sow hatred and discord.

Sincerely,

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Janet Vining
Susan Scott
Andrea Barnes
Paul Williams
Kathy Albrecht
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Comments

  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-11-03 04:13:08 -0500
    Sorry about the inconvenience of Donald trump. He has Narcisistic. Narcisism. i. Love. iranians.
  • Linda Dourte
    signed 2019-10-12 05:24:59 -0400
    Linda Dourte
  • Margaret Christman
    signed 2019-09-03 23:37:57 -0400
  • Joshua Gonzalez
    signed 2019-08-30 14:30:23 -0400
    Joshua Adam Gonzalez
  • Thompson Hitlet
    signed 2019-08-29 08:34:20 -0400
    Iran best for Woman-must destroy Trump Pig!

    Welcome Mr benjamin.
  • Janet Lowe
    signed 2019-08-26 18:11:00 -0400
    Janet Lowe
  • Katherine Barnum Skura
    signed 2019-08-13 21:22:12 -0400
  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-08-01 21:34:11 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-01 10:16:52 -0400
    Trump’s withdrawal from the #IranDeal is baseless and dangerous. As American people committed to peace and diplomacy, we are penning a letter of apology to the Iranian people. Support and share to help us stop the next war. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/an_apology_to_the_people_of_iran?recruiter_id=836867
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-07-24 12:36:41 -0400
  • Janet Los Angeles
    signed 2019-07-22 17:15:55 -0400
    I listened to every word of John Kerry’s speech regarding the Iran Nuclear deal. It was the best we could do and it brought relative peace in baby steps. Trump goes and blows it up when he probably hasn’t ever read the deal, he just has to insert his big fat ego. Watch him drop a bomb just in time for Mueller’s televised appearance. The American people stand behind the Iranian people. We are friends!
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-19 16:14:50 -0400
    Trump’s withdrawal from the #IranDeal is baseless and dangerous. As American people committed to peace and diplomacy, we are penning a letter of apology to the Iranian people. Support and share to help us stop the next war. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/an_apology_to_the_people_of_iran?recruiter_id=767336
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-19 15:15:18 -0400
    Trump’s withdrawal from the #IranDeal is baseless and dangerous. As American people committed to peace and diplomacy, we are penning a letter of apology to the Iranian people. Support and share to help us stop the next war. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/an_apology_to_the_people_of_iran?recruiter_id=767336
  • Justin Fulghum
    signed 2019-07-05 16:32:18 -0400
  • Frank King
    signed 2019-06-21 01:57:41 -0400
    You are in denial come 0n
  • Asher
    signed 2019-06-20 12:43:06 -0400
    LMAOOOOO
  • Tanya Alexandra Sweet
    signed 2019-06-17 14:52:24 -0400
    Iran please bear with us. This president and many inside of the administration are part of a draconian society. The 2020 elections are just around the corner and we hope to get rid of them. God willing!
  • adrianne hess
    signed 2019-06-17 09:58:27 -0400
    We can resist Pompeo.
  • Sally Arscott
    signed 2019-05-14 11:47:47 -0400
    I’m so sorry about U.S. “leaders” who do not represent the people they have sworn to serve. Do not allow them to divide us.

    One world and I’m happy to share it with you.
  • Paul Shaw
    signed 2019-05-10 16:10:47 -0400
  • Elia Bagheri
    signed 2019-03-22 23:35:00 -0400
    Im Not Iranian, but have been to Iran. It’s a beautiful country rich in history and lotsa warm people. Food delicious! We really should be friends!!!

    No war!!!! Leave Iran alone!!
  • Carolyn Yale
    signed 2018-11-11 08:49:08 -0500
  • Amber Gilewski
    @agilewski tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-07 00:02:02 -0500
    Trump’s withdrawal from the #IranDeal is baseless and dangerous. As American people committed to peace and diplomacy, we are penning a letter of apology to the Iranian people. Support and share to help us stop the next war. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/an_apology_to_the_people_of_iran?recruiter_id=505194
  • Amber Gilewski
    signed 2018-11-07 00:01:34 -0500
  • Janet Vining
    signed via 2018-11-06 20:11:09 -0500
  • Susan Scott
    signed 2018-10-28 01:45:10 -0400
    Just saw this — We went to Iran last month and saw and heard the effects of Trump’s pullout and the sanctions. Totally counterproductive if it was intended to persuade the people to turn against the clerics!?!
  • Andrea Barnes
    signed 2018-10-25 12:03:57 -0400
  • Paul Williams
    @PaulWil77862681 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-24 15:10:07 -0400
    Trump’s withdrawal from the #IranDeal is baseless and dangerous. As American people committed to peace and diplomacy, we are penning a letter of apology to the Iranian people. Support and share to help us stop the next war. via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/an_apology_to_the_people_of_iran?recruiter_id=757666
  • Paul Williams
    signed 2018-10-24 15:10:00 -0400
  • Kathy Albrecht
    signed 2018-10-11 00:41:08 -0400
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