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Letter: A dangerous bill

A dangerous bill

As the historic Iran deal goes into effect, the world is farther from another war in the Middle East. I’m disappointed that Congress is still considering the Menendez-Kirk sanctions legislation that could sabotage our diplomats’ achievements.

This dangerous bill would impose new sanctions and encourage Israel to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iran.

I hope my senators Bennet and Udall heed the advice from national security experts and from a recent U.S. Intelligence Community assessment, which stated that “new sanctions would undermine the prospects for a successful comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.”

Nine former U.S. ambassadors and other national security experts have warned that “the bill would threaten the prospects for success in the current negotiations and thus present us and our friends with a stark choice — military action or living with a nuclear Iran.”

Jonathan Stoller


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