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November 20, 2013

Stop the Cold War with Iran

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I sent a letter telling Congress to oppose new sanctions against Iran. I used DownsizeDC.org’s Stop Policing the World Campaign.

The hardwired message says…

Defend America only. Do not manipulate or police the world.

I added these comments, which you may borrow from or copy…

Secretary of State John Kerry says an interim deal with Iran is close. It will halt and in some ways roll back Iran’s nuclear program as negotiations continue. (http://bit.ly/1ioMsXY)

Why, then, do you people in Congress want to CONTINUE this pointless Cold War with Iran?

Remember…

* Iran has a right to nuclear energy under the Non-proliferation Treaty
* U.S. intelligence agencies agree that Iran abandoned nuclear weapons plans a decade ago

Yet more sanctions may be included in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.

You should know…

I DO NOT CONSENT!

More sanctions will likely harm negotiations. They could cause Iran to walk out of negotiations, increasing the likelihood of a U.S. attack.

Besides, the sanctions already in place are immoral. They…

* Impoverish innocent Iranians
* Punish innocent Americans who seek to trade with Iranians
* Create instability throughout the region, with results like higher oil prices.

Iran has a moderate President, and there’s a real chance for a diplomatic breakthrough.

You can SABOTAGE IT if you add sanctions, driving the Iranian populace back to a radical government!

DON’T INCREASE SANCTIONS!

If you do, I will know that this Congress is a menace to world peace. And I will explain how and why that’s the case, to others I know, to further undermine your credibility.

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James Wilson
Policy Research Director
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