Action Alert on Iran Nuclear Agreement

The successful completion of the first round of the negotiations between Iran and the six-member-nation group (Russia, China, United Kingdom, Germany, France and US) to encourage Iran to use its nuclear capacity for peaceful purposes is a source of considerable satisfaction to Nebraskans for Peace and to almost all peace organizations that have followed these critical talks. The proliferation of nuclear weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East -- beginning with Israel's now-acknowledged nuclear stockpile and the threat of Iran and the Sunni great powers acquiring such devastating WMD -- cannot but lead to unfortunate consequences for the Middle East and the world. We urge our U.S. Senators, Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, to cease from spreading misinformation about Iran’s nuclear capacity, such as that Iran is within a month of developing a nuclear bomb and that it has the ICBM capacity to reach the United States. These assertions, promoted by self-interested Middle Eastern powers -- especially Israel -- and repeated by some of our national legislators from Nebraska, have never been validated by the CIA, and the scholarly Arms Control Association absolutely dismisses them (Arms Control Association Issue Briefs Volume 7, Issue 2, January 23, 2015). We ask that our U.S. Senators not only withdraw all irresponsible assertions of this kind, but that they also remove their signatures on the Sen. Tom Cotton letter threatening to undermine the negotiations -- a letter that Major General Paul D. Eaton has described as “mutinous.” Please write to your Senators at the following addresses:

Sen. Deb Fischer
383 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Sen. Ben Sasse
B40E Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
402-476-1400 (Lincoln)

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