Win Without War – 2017-10-14 16:27:42
ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Save the Iran Deal
Win Without War
(October 13, 2017) — Donald Trump just decertified the Iran Deal and we need you to take action now. The deal is a historic victory of international cooperation that was crafted after years of negotiations and has completely blocked Iran from building a nuclear weapon. The agreement is also a victory for diplomacy, proving that we could resolve differences without resorting to war.
Now Donald Trump wants to throw that all away.
There is no question that the Iran deal is working. Nuclear experts, our allies, even members of Trump’s own cabinet agree that Iran has been in compliance. We have blocked Iran from any potential pathway to develop nuclear weapons, and we did it without a single shot fired or a single soldier killed. But Trump can’t be bothered with the facts, so now it is up to Congress, and ultimately the American people, to save the deal.
Here’s the deal, what Trump is planning on doing is a terrible blow, but he cannot destroy the Iran deal alone. Congress would have to reimpose sanctions to actually violate the deal. We cannot let this happen. We must make sure that members of Congress know that we expect them to honor our word and keep up our end of the deal.
For years this movement has fought hard to defend diplomacy and to prevent us from slipping into another disastrous war in the Middle East. We cannot stop now. Donald Trump has shown himself time and time again as reckless and uninformed about foreign policy. We cannot let him further erode the trust of our allies and the legitimacy of our promises in the world just because he wants to score political points by erasing the legacy of Barack Obama. Our voices must be loud and clear.
Donald trump is trying to kill the Iran nuclear deal and put our country back on a dangerous path towards war with Iran.
The White House is planning to decertify the Iran deal. International experts and the President’s own senior advisors have publicly made clear the deal is working exactly as intended. Unfortunately, Donald Trump’s petty, political desire to undo everything accomplished during the Obama Administration means that he’s going to ignore the truth and decertify the deal anyway.
With the President having made his intentions clear, it is up to Congress to make the next move. Congress has to choose whether it will side with the American public, national security experts, and our closest allies or whether they’ll side with Donald Trump and a series of warmongers who have hated this deal since day one, precisely because it avoids the regime change war they’ve always wanted.
The Iran deal is working, and we need Congress to protect it against Trump’s efforts to kill it and put us back on the path to war. In the weeks ahead Congress is likely going to be weighing legislation that could either immediately kill the deal by reimposing sanctions or undermine the deal but still walk away from this historic diplomatic accomplishment. Instead of following Trump’s lead, Congress should take steps to isolate the Iran deal from Trump’s political meddling and build upon its foundation to solve our nation’s problems through diplomacy, not war.
Let’s make Congress hear our voices and demand they do the right thing, defend diplomacy, and avoid a war with Iran.
To the Members of the United States Congress:
The Iran nuclear deal is working, making our country and our world safer. It was a diplomatic success that proved we can solve international challenges without resorting to military force. Unfortunately, President Trump is recklessly preparing to decertify the deal to Congress, taking the first step towards tearing up this historic diplomatic victory.
As Congress weighs how to respond to the President’s decertification, it must not reimpose sanctions or take any other step that would undermine the Iran nuclear deal and put our country back on the path to war.