There are only two ways to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon: negotiations or military action.
Amazingly, after 34 years of mostly diplomatic silence between Iran and the United States, we are in the midst of just such negotiations, with the potential to eliminate the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Instead of cautiously welcoming this development and letting these talks play out over the next six months, however, proposals are circulating in Congress that seek to impose additional sanctions in the middle of the negotiations. This step, we fear, risks scuttling the process and could have damaging ramifications for the United States as well as our regional allies and partners, especially Israel.… Seguir leyendo »
As members of the Senate Armed Services and intelligence committees, we knew much about the horrors in Syria before our recent visit to the region. But reading briefing slides in Washington is very different from meeting some of the hundreds of thousands of civilians who have fled for their lives to camps across the border.
They told us heartbreaking stories of how they sought shelter in mosques and schools, how Bashar al-Assad’s government targeted civilian neighborhoods for destruction, how their children still quake at harmless noises that remind them of the violence they sought to escape.
We believe the United States should join with its partners and allies in the region and elsewhere to pursue an end to the bloodshed.… Seguir leyendo »