FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC – NIAC strongly opposes legislation introduced by Senators Menendez, Schumer, and Kirk – the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 – that would implement new Iran sanctions in violation of the recently brokered Geneva accord.
“This is bill is a vote for war over diplomacy that will kill negotiations. It is the ultimate gift from hardliners in the U.S. to hardliners in Iran who oppose a negotiated solution,” said NIAC Policy Director Jamal Abdi. “There is no better way to undercut American diplomats and Iranian moderates than to introduce a bill that violates the terms of the nuclear agreement, sets prohibitive preconditions for any final deal, and pledges support Israeli military strikes.”
The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 would:
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