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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  • Susan Alexander
    signed 2018-05-21 15:10:50 -0400
  • Riad Abdel-Gawad
    signed 2018-05-21 14:57:28 -0400
  • Dianne Woodward
    signed 2018-05-21 14:08:44 -0400
    Dianne Woodward
  • Hadi Jawad
    signed 2018-05-21 14:00:08 -0400
    A war with Iran is as insane as it is wrong! It is not Iran that is a threat to Middle East peace, it is U.S allies Israel and Saudi Arabia who are destabilizing the region. I hope the American public will vigorously and wholeheartedly oppose Trump Administration plans to start another Middle East war!
  • Angelia Renae
    signed 2018-05-21 13:50:41 -0400
    All or None

    F R E E D O M !
  • Debbie Haghighat
    signed 2018-05-21 13:48:41 -0400
  • Marian Cruz
    signed 2018-05-21 11:23:45 -0400
    He has no moral compass!
  • Robert Schwartz
    signed 2018-05-21 11:12:44 -0400
  • American Vegetarians
    signed 2018-05-21 11:05:41 -0400
    May Allah’s mercy immerse all creation in Divine Love. There is One God Who has many names. Forgive the people of America.

    May God remove our illegitimate government for which fewer than 25% of the eligible citizens voted.
  • Caroline Hope
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-21 03:56:36 -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
  • Caroline Hope
    @hotwellscaro tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-21 03:56:33 -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=56559
  • Caroline Hope
    signed 2018-05-21 03:56:15 -0400
    Why does everyone move to make peace get met with opposition from the USA and Israel? Iran is within it’seems rights.
  • Kenneth McDonald
    signed 2018-05-20 22:54:24 -0400
  • G Ranier
    signed 2018-05-20 16:50:04 -0400
  • Bryan Myers
    signed 2018-05-20 16:48:28 -0400
    Bryan Myers
  • Marge Heatley
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-20 16:13:35 -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
  • Marjory Heatley
    signed 2018-05-20 16:12:22 -0400
  • Kristen Keefer
    signed 2018-05-20 16:12:21 -0400
  • Mary Lang
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-20 15:49:35 -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
  • Mary Lang
    @moods_and_music tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-20 15:49:32 -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=743388
  • Lenore Fenn
    signed 2018-05-20 15:06:20 -0400
  • Nancy Lyles
    signed 2018-05-20 14:40:23 -0400
  • Joan Kistler
    signed 2018-05-20 14:16:08 -0400
  • Amina Kadimi
    signed via 2018-05-20 14:03:30 -0400
  • michael samoya
    signed via 2018-05-20 13:10:37 -0400
  • Chuck Lederman
    signed 2018-05-20 08:47:29 -0400
    I believe my energies first need to be working to end the U.S. nuclear arsenal to demonstrate true courage to create a new world where we all understand the preciousness of this life, its inevitable end, and work together to minimize all suffering…….
  • Souheir Mezher
    signed 2018-05-20 08:19:27 -0400
  • Patrick Butler
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-20 06:43:58 -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
  • Patrick Butler
    @PatrickB_Butler tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-20 06:43:54 -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=756800
  • Patrick Butler
    signed 2018-05-20 06:43:17 -0400
    Rumsfeld lied about Iran using its proxies to kill Americans – he released from detention assassination teams from the Badr Brigade with target lists of Baathists (-Derek Harvey) and stopped investigations into them. See proof Rumsfeld intentionally started the civil war in Iraq
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