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CWALAC Responds to Iranian Nuclear Talks Ending without Agreement
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Talks for a deal that would have required Iran to suspend key parts of its nuclear program in exchange for modest relief on economic sanctions ended Sunday without an agreement, after two days of the most high level negotiations between Iran and the United States in decades. Six world powers and Iran agreed to resume talks on November 20. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), responds:
“Clearly, the reason Iran is willing to sit at the table with the United States in Geneva is U.S. sanctions. Any weakening ultimately diminishes the chances of stopping Iran’s march towards nuclear arms proliferation. Although a ‘deal’ of some sort, regardless of its legitimate ability to halt Iran’s nuclear weaponization, would be politically helpful to the Obama Administration’s increasingly tarnished reputation, it could have the opposite effect on long-term goals of peace in the Middle East. This is a shocking departure from multiple U.N.resolutions, our pledges to Israel, and this administration’s own stated policy.
“Congress’s bipartisan push back against the administration’s unilateral negotiations is proof that key congressional leaders view any lifting of sanctions – even before Iran has done anything to halt and dismantle its nuclear program – as dangerous to the nation of Israel and to the stability of the region.
“Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s 500,000 members across the nation call for, at minimal, the continuation of current levels of sanctions if and until Iran fully agrees and acts to halt its nuclear program, particularly its centrifuge manufacturing. To do less is, as Prime Minister Netanyahu said, a ‘historic mistake.’ We concur. Our nation may be able to repeal disastrous domestic policy, but a nuclear-armed Iran is forever. CWALAC continues to believe we have a moral and strategic obligation to stand united in efforts to protect the safety of the nation of Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East. We also urge the Senate to take immediate action on pending Banking Committee legislation to strengthen sanctions.”
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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation.
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