EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 28, 2014

Letter: Stand up for nuclear deal with Iran


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

As a Massachusetts voter who doesn’t want another war, I am proud that Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke out against new sanctions and in support of the first-step nuclear deal with Iran.

It is alarming that some in Congress are calling to violate the deal with new sanctions and sabotage this historic diplomatic opening. As Sen. Warren wisely pointed out, “imposing additional sanctions while the United States is in the midst of negotiations risks undermining our negotiators and reducing both Iran’s willingness and its ability to strike a long-term agreement.”

I hope that Sen. Ed Markey would follow Sen. Warren’s courageous example, and speak out against the Iran sanctions legislation (S. 1881) under consideration in the Senate. The Friends Committee on National Legislation has more info on how Congress can support a peaceful resolution of the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program at: fcnl.org/iran.

Bill Deignan

Tewksbury