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Stop nuclear armed Iran!

The agreement with Iran signed in Vienna by foreign ministers of six countries, including the United States, is troubling and unacceptable. It will lead to a complete lifting of international sanctions and will bring Islamic Republic of Iran tens of billions of dollars from oil revenues and other trade deals.

Iran is an official sponsor of terrorism and is on a State Department “black list” of countries supporting terrorism. The agreement is a wishful thinking and does not guarantee a stop to nuclear activities while giving a green light to dictatorship and terror inside and outside of Iran.

The United States did not secure the release of four American citizens, abducted and imprisoned in Iran under the false pretense of espionage. In a rash to achieve the agreement, America have not even discussed Iranian support of terrorist organizations like HAMAS, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and others. An emboldened Iran will use newly gained sanctions relief to undermine American interests at Middle East and to help its proxies in a fight against Israel.

So, it should not be a surprise that moderate and even liberal American Jewish organizations, media outlets and leaders are calling Congress to reject this dangerous agreement.

JCRC-NY Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is deeply concerned with the announced terms of the deal with Iran. While we will review each of the specifics of the deal in greater detail, it appears that The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has serious shortcomings and will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

At this point in time, when President Obama is threatening to veto any vote in Congress disapproving the JCPOA, it is vital that Congress carefully scrutinize this agreement. In doing so, Congress must take into account national security concerns as well as the consequences of a more powerful Iranian regime. Iran is a nation that consistently calls for the destruction of both the United States and Israel, is the leading State Sponsor of Terrorism and terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and is one of the worst violators of human rights in the world. These concerns are not addressed in the deal, but must be considered by Congress.

The thrust of the deal relies on Iran’s good faith and the ability of the IAEA to effectively carry out inspections. With Iran’s history of acrimony, deceit and terror, it is difficult for us to have confidence that this deal will prevent a nuclear Iran.

From the liberal newspaper The Jewish Week

The fact that the White House can hail the agreement as an historic achievement for peace while it allows Iran’s network of terror and warfare to continue unabated, and unaddressed in the talks, is only part of the problem. Equally worrisome, the U.S. backed down on key elements in the negotiations that it has long insisted on. The critically important “anytime, anywhere” inspections are now subject to prior requests and coordination, with the United Nations given a key mediation role. Iran’s nuclear facilities, including the underground one at Fordo, will not be dismantled. They will remain in place and continue to operate, albeit at low levels.

And the prospects of a “snapback,” where economic sanctions can be renewed by the U.S. and its partners if Iran violates the agreement is the stuff of dreams, especially since China and Russia are eager to deal with Tehran.

Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday, July 19, 2015, hailed the Iranian masses for demanding the destruction of Israel and America, and said he hoped that God would answer their prayers.

In a viciously anti-US speech delivered in Tehran four days after Iran and the world powers signed an accord designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised “the slogans of the people of Iran” which “indicated what directions they’re heading for,” according to the English translation of his speech by Iran’s Press TV.

Khamenei noted appreciatively, “You heard ‘Death to Israel’, ‘Death to the US.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans. It wasn’t only confined to Tehran. The whole of the nation, you could hear, that was covered by this great movement. So we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran.”

Khamenei also vowed in the speech, which was broadcast live on state television, that the nuclear agreement with the major powers would not change Iran’s policy against the “arrogant American government” nor would it change the Islamic Republic’s policy of supporting its “friends” in the region.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not give up support of its friends in the region — the oppressed people of Palestine, of Yemen, the Syrian and Iraqi governments, the oppressed people of Bahrain and sincere resistance fighters in Lebanon and Palestine… Our policy will not change with regards to the arrogant US government,” said Khamenei.


At this point of time President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to ratify the deal as soon as possible.
We cannot wait! Doing nothing is not an option!

Please, attend a massive rally in Manhattan against nuclear armed Iran.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
Times Square, 42nd Street & 7th Avenue

Stop Iran Now!

Rally for Peace through Strength
For America and For Humanity

See you there!

Ari Kagan


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Poster: lou noritz
July 21, 2015

see you there!!!!
Poster: Zhanna
July 19, 2015

Great and powerful article!

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