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The Uphill Battle to Let Diplomacy Work with Iran

Posted by Theresa Shaffer on January 21, 2015

The Iran Talks have already made significant progress by placing a temporary freeze on Iran’s nuclear program through the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). The current negotiations are to ensure a permanent resolution to the problem. However, hardliners in Congress are currently marking up a bill calling for additional sanctions on Iran in the hopes that it will pressure them to make a final deal. The problem is, these additional sanctions could undermine the negotiations and drive Iran away from the negotiating table rather than coming to an agreement with the international community.

This is our best chances in years to resolve the Iran nuclear problem diplomatically. Additional sanctions legislation could endanger this historic opportunity and could put us on the path to another crisis in the Middle East.

Please email your senators and ask them to support diplomacy and oppose additional sanctions legislation on Iran.

PSR Security Program will also be hosting its first webinar of 2015 on “Debunking the Myths of Iran Sanctions.” Our presenters will be PSR’s Security Outreach Associate Theresa Shaffer and Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Legislative Associate on Middle East Policy, Kate Gould. You’ll learn about where we stand in the negotiation process, counter-arguments for additional sanctions, and what you can do to ensure Congress doesn’t undermine the diplomatic talks and the progress that’s already been made. This one-hour webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 28 at 8:30 PM EST. You can register here.

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