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A deeply flawed nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran could be signed imminently. Based on leaks, this bill promises to give over $100 billion from U.S. taxpayers to Iran. This money will not trickle down to the people but will go to advance its worldwide terrorist proxies, to missile and drone development and to its nuclear program. It has not addressed, as promised, any of the flaws in the 2015 JCPOA, the missile development, the sunset clauses or Iran’s rogue behavior. We were promised a “longer, stronger deal.” This will be a shorter, weaker deal that will put generations of Americans and our allies at risk.

This deal will only cement the power of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, a regime that has hegemonic aspirations and has sowed instability throughout the world and has murdered thousands of courageous dissidents and members of the LGBT community in trials that last only a few minutes.

By lifting sanctions against the IRGC, this deal will pose an immediate threat to the very existence of Israel and our Gulf allies and a long-term threat to the national security interests of the United States.

The IRGC was responsible, among other things, for the murder of 241 U.S., Marines who were asleep in their barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. They were responsible for the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, resulting in the murder of 85 civilians and the wounding of hundreds of more.

Yesterday, Brig. Gen. Amir Avivi said on an EMET webinar, “I can tell you that from 30 years of military service with all the wars and military operations, I have never, ever been so worried about the future… Now, there is a potential for a huge war with Iran and Iranian proxies.”

EMET strongly urges all Americas to contact your representative and senators TODAY to ask them to stop this dangerous deal before it is too late. Find your representative here and your senators here.

Under Article II of the Constitution, Congress has the responsibility of oversight. Yet, many of the details of this deal are being discussed behind closed doors.

If the agreement is so good, why are our negotiators in Vienna refusing to reveal it to the American public?

We demand that our elected officials, members of Congress, get to review this agreement, and any related documents or secret side deals before it becomes a fait accompli.

Rather than preventing the Islamic regime from obtaining nuclear weapons, it gives them only nine short years to have nuclear weapons. And that is assuming compliance.

The United States is giving Iran several concessions having nothing to do with the JCPOA and will lift a slew of critically important sanctions on 112 of some of the regime’s worst terrorists.

Points you may wish to convey to your Congress members:

  • These negotiations were primarily run by Russian diplomat Mikhail Ulyanov – we should not agree to anything supported by the Putin regime.
  • Among those whose sanctions are about to be lifted are Mohsen Rezaei and Ali Akbar Velayati, who were responsible for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA, a Jewish communal institution in Argentina in which 85 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
  • Among those whose sanctions will be lifted is also Brig. Gen. Hussein Deghan, who led  IRGC forces in Lebanon and has been tied to the 1983 Beirut bombings which killed 241 US Marines asleep in their barracks.
  • These terrorists have the blood on their hands of hundreds, if not thousands, of American marines, Argentinian Jews, Iranian dissidents and others. For them to be able to engage in financial transactions and travel the globe with total impunity is unconscionable.
  • America stands to gain absolutely nothing. These negotiations will forever compromise our national security interests as well as those of our friends and allies in the region, and the world.
  • This deal constitutes nothing short of an arms control treaty and must be brought before Congress for a free and open public debate, which requires 2/3 of the Senate to ratify it. If it is not presented before Congress, it is only because the negotiators realize that it is simply too weak for our American legislators to review it.

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