The success of U.S.-Iran negotiating efforts demonstrates that when our nations commit to serious diplomacy, historic progress is possible. The United States and Iran are in reach of a deal to guard against a nuclear-armed Iran and a devastating war.
Congress should not sabotage this diplomatic victory with new sanctions and saber-rattling measures that would jeopardize the progress our diplomats have worked so hard to achieve.
I hope Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell vote against new sanctions and would publicly support these efforts toward a diplomatic resolution of the decade-long standoff over Iran’s nuclear program.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation has more information on how to peacefully prevent war and a nuclear-armed Iran: www.fcnl.org/syria.