The Iran Agreement is working. Now the Senate must protect it.
October 27, 2017
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The Iran nuclear deal is working and a majority of Americans support it (see diagram above.) In a nutshell, the landmark 2015 framework agreement, forged between Iran and the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, China, Germany and the European Union, effectively ensured that Iran will not make nuclear weapons. It is verifiable, and inspections confirm that Iran is not in violation. 

But President Trump wants to decertify this deal and now a dangerous piece of legislation from 

Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Bob Corker could dismantle the Iran deal and put us on a dangerous path towards war. (How dangerous is Tom Cotton? Read about him on The Intercept. 

It will take 60 Senate votes to dismantle the Iran deal. We have less than 60 days to stop this madness. Please call your senators today and ask them to stand up for peace and security and oppose the dreadful Cotton-Corker amendment. Let your senators know that:

-> Iran is in full compliance with the agreement. This has been verified by the IAEA.

-> If the U.S. unilaterally walks away from this deal it will isolate the U.S. internationally, as none of the other signatory countries agree with decertification.

-> The  deal’s “sunset” clauses 8-10 years out will sunset immediately and Iran will make nuclear weapons.

-> A new Iran deal is a fantasy. Instead, there will be a nuclearized Iran, a much bigger threat to Middle East stability than a non-nuclear Iran.

-> If the U.S. unilaterally changes the Iran deal, that will signal to North Korea that the U.S. cannot be trusted to keep its agreements and seriously undermines any effort to prevent a conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

-> Decertifying the Iran deal plays into Russia’s hands, strengthening their alliances inside Iran and creating the rift it seeks between Europe and the U.S.

Please act now. We must protect this important agreement. Click here to reach your senators by phone or here to send an email.

And use the hashtag #SaveTheIranDeal everywhere on social media. Our elected officials need to know there is a groundswell of opposition to undoing this agreement. Keep the #SaveTheIranDeal conversation going!

Article originally appeared on Beyond Nuclear (http://www.beyondnuclear.org/).
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