We gladly share with you a brief note written to update a number of activists who have aided Iran over the past 8 years and are at times bewildered by the changing reactions and constellations.
“Shahab Hosseini is more dangerous than the Revolutionary Guards,” wrote the Saudi newspaper Mecca last August. “Iran has captured the entire world with its professional film industry,” warned the daily, unwittingly complementing Iranian cinema.
As the recent welcome received by the US wrestling team in Iran has again made obvious, Iranian people have much respect for and sympathy with US Americans. We hope that 45, his administration and Iranian lobbyists will not squander away all this by showing them the darkest and profit above all else seeking side of America.
We have reached a watershed moment for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Some in Washington continue to play politics with good policy, but for the American people, this is a no-brainer: work the diplomatic process or get into another bloody and expensive war in the Middle East? Put boots on the ground (again) or keep nuclear inspectors in Iran?
Diplomacy has already reaped benefits: it has increased U.S. security while avoiding another war. (more…)
Iran nuclear negotiations resume in Vienna
leading up to the July 20 deadline. In the next three weeks, we have a unique opportunity to make history: To forge a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear energy program; and to end an unnecessary crisis that has distracted us from addressing together our common challenges, such as the horrifying events of past few weeks in Iraq. (more…)