, Newburyport, MA

November 26, 2013

Support agreement with Iran

Newburyport Daily News

---- — To the editor:

For the first time in years, the United States and Iran are working toward an agreement that prevents war and a nuclear-armed Iran. 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.

Massachusetts senators are key to ensuring that Congress does not sabotage these efforts. Senator Warren is on the Senate Banking Committee, which has been tasked with drafting Iran sanctions legislation; and Senator Markey is on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I hope both senators will speak out publicly in support of a robust, sustained diplomacy to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. I also encourage them to oppose new sanctions.

The Friends Committee on National Legislation has more info on how to peacefully prevent war and a nuclear-armed Iran:

Alan and Sarah Ward