Friday, January 31, 2014

1/2 of SENATE SEEMS READY TO SCREW UP DEAL W/IRAN

FROM J STREET

JStreet PAC
Keith,
Preparations are underway for another round of nuclear negotiations with Iran next month, and we at J Street are cautiously optimistic that they may bear fruit. But if some in the Senate had their way, talks with Iran would be halted, pushing America closer to another war in the Middle East. 
More than half of the Senate has signed on to a sanctions bill that would serve as a poison pill to the administration's diplomacy with Iran -- a bill that the President boldly threatened to veto in this week's State of the Union. Luckily, as the National JournalThe Week, AFP and other news outlets reported last week, JStreetPAC endorsees are leading the fight against additional sanctions... and winning.[1] [2] [3]
They've spoken out against this bill and stalled it, pushing back against some of their colleagues' dangerously hawkish rhetoric.

While some in the Senate seem intent on repeating the mistakes of Iraq, JStreetPAC's Senate allies recognize that diplomatic resolutions to conflict are preferable to military intervention whenever possible.
But this fight is not yet won. The effort to impose additional sanctions may have hit a wall, but the weeks and months ahead will be critical and more pressure from the other side is guaranteed. That's why we need your help as we stand with our champions in the Senate and continue to build momentum for a diplomatic deal with Iran.

Thanks for all that you do,
Jeremy Ben-Ami
[1] National Journal [2] The Week [3] AFP