American Iranian Friendship Council

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Petition to Northwest Senators

Honorable Senator Patty Murray;
173 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Honorable Senator Maria Cantwell;
717 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Senator Ron Wyden;
230 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3703

Honorable Senator Gordon Smith;
404 Russell Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators:

We the signatories of this petition are interested in the future of Iran and the rest of the Middle East and it is out of that concern that we write to strongly oppose and warn against the military option in Iran. As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found no evidence of diversion of materials toward atomic weapons in Iran, concerns about future dual use of nuclear technology ought to be addressed in face to face negotiations. The catastrophic regional and global consequences of escalating this crisis will not serve the interests of the United States, the course of democratic development in Iran or the cause of global peace. Coercive diplomacy and/or military action will lead to further militarization of the region and pressures on civil society movement in Iran, resulting in increased destabilization of the Middle East.

We are asking you as our elected leaders to act responsibly and reflect our request to solve this crisis by using a true and honest diplomacy with Iran.

To sign this petition please click here!