Activists Push Huffman to Support Iran Deal

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, EU High Representative Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Public Domain image.

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, EU High Representative Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Public Domain image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassroots political action committee, the Coalition for Grassroots Progress (CGP), gave Congressman Jared Huffman a push on the Iranian nuclear deal this week, urging supporters and Huffman’s constituents to contact the congressman and demand he commit to supporting the deal recently negotiated.

Just over halfway through a 60 day period the Senate and House of Representatives have to review the agreement, which would control and monitor Iran’s nuclear power production program in exchange for an end to international sanctions imposed upon the country, Congressman Huffman has remained in the undecided camp, with little public comment on the matter since a noncommittal press release was issued on July 14.

Speaking to the Marin Independent-Journal’s Dick Spotswood this week, Huffman stated simply, “I’ll use most of the 60 days to arrive at a well-considered decision.”

CGP Co-Chairs Alice Chan and Anna Givens urged Rep. Huffman to make a solid commitment to peace in the Middle East by coming out in favor of the agreement, noting that  “While he criticizes Republicans for opposing a diplomatic solution in Iran, and recognizes that the vote in Congress will be close, Congressman Huffman avoids making the commitment to join the fifty-four Democrats in the House who have said they’ll vote yes, or even the fourteen Democrats who are leaning towards a “yes” vote.”

Email Rep. Huffman via this page, where you’ll also find contact information for his Washington D.C. and California offices.

Representative Huffman’s Facebook page.

Visit the Coalition for Grassroots Progress website.

 

Recent material on Iran and the nuclear agreement:

How a weaker Iran got the hegemon to lift sanctions by Gareth Porter at Middle East Eye.

Giving War a Chance by John C. O’Day at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

“The Iranian Threat”  Who Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace? by Noam Chomsky at TomDispatch.com.

Iran’s foreign minister calls for world’s nuclear weapons states to disarm by Julian Borger at The Guardian.

Iran deal is about staving off the coming oil shock by Nafeez Ahmed at Middle East Eye.

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