From AIPAC President Robert A. Cohen:
Two weeks ago at the AIPAC Policy Conference, we began lobbying senators and representatives to send a strong message to the president about what Congress expects from a final deal with Iran. Yesterday, congressional leaders delivered two important letters to the White House signed by more than 80 percent of Congress.
These letters send a bipartisan message to the president that Congress will continue to play its historic role during negotiations with Iran, and will work to improve the prospects for a successful outcome to the current talks.
In these letters, Congress urged the administration to begin working with the House and Senate today, so that Congress can act swiftly if Iran violates the interim agreement or stonewalls during negotiations.
The letters also state that any acceptable agreement should:
- Require Iran to dismantle its nuclear weapons-related infrastructure such that the Islamic Republic will not be able to develop, build, or acquire a nuclear weapon.
- Require stringent transparency measures to guarantee that Iran cannot develop an undetectable nuclear weapons breakout capability.
Please click here to thank the 83 senators who signed onto the Senate letter, spearheaded by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and click here to thank the 394 House members who signed onto the letter, led by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
The overwhelming number who cosigned these letters demonstrates the critical importance of this issue to Congress, as well as the dedication of AIPAC members like you.
As the talks progress, we will urge leaders in both the House and Senate to closely monitor the progress of the negotiations and continue to focus attention on Iran’s activities since the interim deal was signed. Click here to see and share an interactive timeline of Iran’s behavior since the interim agreement, highlighting the true intentions of the regime.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to AIPAC and our work together.