Letters to the Editor

Says Iran deal proves diplomacy

Diplomacy works. The deal reached in Vienna through talks including the United States, Iran and five other world powers is truly historic. It dramatically curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions on that country. Importantly, I believe it keeps the United States from another devastating war of choice in the Middle East.

Congress is expected to vote in September on whether this agreement moves forward. There are some members of Congress who want to sabotage this diplomatic effort, so I call on Washington’s Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Representative Rick Larsen to publicly go on record in support of the deal with Iran. We need an impenetrable firewall in Congress to prevent any legislation that would kill this hard-won diplomatic agreement.

To prepare for the biggest war and peace vote of the year, the Friends Committee on National Legislation has more information: fcnl.org/iran.

Micki Jackson