On July 14, almost two years of intense diplomacy involving China, France, Germany, Russia, U.K and the US resulted in an effective, verifiable, nuclear deal with Iran. It will block Iran’s pathways to nuclear weapons development—the uranium enrichment route, and the plutonium separation route—and guard against a clandestine weapons program. Only after action by Iran will sanctions be lifted. Counter to Netanyahu’s claims, but in keeping with those of many of Israel’s security elite, it will enhance regional stability. It will be a win for nuclear non-proliferation and bring the possibility of a more constructive relationship with Iran.
This historic accomplishment is facing unprecedented hostility from Republicans who attack Obama for agreeing to a deal even though it includes much stiffer demands than those proposed by President Bush in a failed 2006 attempt to control Iran’s nuclear program. Congress has 60 days—until September 17—to review the deal, and is threatening a Resolution of Disapproval. Obama could then veto, but he would need enough votes in Congress to prevent an over-ride.
Be a part of this historic moment. A well-financed opposition is pulling out all the stops to kill the agreement. Support President Obama by contacting your members of Congress. Ask them to vote for the Iran Deal. Encourage your friends and relations to take action as well. A vote against this agreement is a vote for war!
Telephone: (202) 224-3121 (Capitol switchboard)
Mail: Senator or Representative (first & last name)
U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515
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