FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 2, 2016
Drew Proctor, [email protected]
Coalition Condemns Passage of Bill to Undermine the Iran Deal
Pledges to Fight Continuing Attacks on Historic Deal
The Win Without War coalition condemned the passage of HR 3662 in the House and pledged to continue fighting the misguided partisan attempts to undermine the Iran deal.
“Despite calls for Congress to rise above cynicism and fear-mongering, the House just passed HR 3662,” said Drew Proctor, Advocacy Director for Win Without War. “This is an outrageous attempt by the President’s opponents to try and score cheap political points among their narrow political base by undermining our national security interests and the historic Iran deal. The very same people who pushed for the invasion of Iraq are leading the charge to undermine a diplomatic triumph that makes us safer without dropping a single bomb or risking a single American life.”
“Earlier this year, we witnessed the benefits of diplomacy when, despite harsh rhetoric from war hawks, 10 U.S. sailors whose ship broke down and drifted into Iranian waters were released by Iran without incident within 24 hours. Furthermore, the Iran deal has successfully halted Iran’s nuclear program and made the world safer. Votes like the one on HR 3662 today ignore the reality and evidence that diplomacy works.
“In 2016, much like the repeated, unsuccessful attempts to block the Affordable Care Act, we expect obstructionists to continue their attempts undermine the Iran deal. We will continue to fight back so that peace through diplomacy has a chance to succeed.”
Win Without War is a coalition of national organizations with diverse constituencies totaling over 11 million members. Our members oppose the continued U.S. war in Afghanistan, wasteful spending at the Pentagon, and the over-militarization of America’s foreign policy. We seek national security policies that both meet challenges of the 21st century and are consistent with our nation’s highest values.
For more information, visit www.winwithoutwar.org.