Full blown region-wide war isn’t inevitable

No War With Iran

Last Updated on May 8, 2024.

WashingtonWin Without War Executive Director Sara Haghdoosti released the following statement responding to Iranian government drone and missile attacks against Israel:

“The Iranian government’s drone and missile attacks today are another unacceptable turn in a dangerous escalation spiral. In this critical moment, President Biden and senior administration officials must use all their diplomatic heft and leverage to prevent further violence. What’s at stake is nothing less than stopping a region-wide war in the Middle East, which the United States would surely be drawn into. There are no military solutions to this crisis – only diplomatic ones. 

“The Israeli government’s destructive and failing campaign in Gaza has driven violent instability throughout the Middle East, which was further exacerbated by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reckless attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus. And the Iranian government’s own inexcusable retaliation, which we utterly condemn, has put the lives of people across the region – including communities in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran – at terrible risk.

“Our hearts go out to the millions living in the region right now, many of whom have been protesting their governments and pushing for peace. Today, too many across the world are terrified of what tomorrow will bring. We urge the Biden Administration to take the lead in securing a ceasefire in Gaza and region-wide de-escalation, saving lives and allowing millions currently holding their breath to exhale.”


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April 13, 2024