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When crises break out in the Middle East, the U.S. too often turns to violence first. FCNL lobbies for nonviolent engagement in the Middle East to prevent, de-escalate and resolve longstanding conflicts. Political grievances contribute to instability and violence, so lasting peace in the region will require engagement with all stakeholders.


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Letter 16 Groups Urge Congress to Protect Iran Nuclear Deal, Prevent Backslide to War 

Trump Should Renew Waivers on Iran Sanctions on September 14th, Certify the Nuclear Deal to Congress on October 15th

WASHINGTON, DC -- In a new letter sent to members of the House of Representatives and Senate this morning, anti-war organizations representing tens of millions of Americans are urging Congress to do everything within their power as a co-equal branch of government to prevent Donald Trump from dismantling the Iran nuclear deal and putting the U.S. on a path to war with Iran.

Background Senate to Vote on Pentagon Spending, Endless War, Police Militarization, and More 

The week of September 11, the Senate will debate its proposal for the National Defense Authorization Act. FCNL is tracking a number of amendments on this military policy bill.

Letter Urgent Need for UN Inquiry on Yemen 

FCNL+55 NGOs: UN Human Rights Council Should Demand Yemen Inquiry

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Calling for the UN Human Rights Council to Launch an Independent Inquiry on Yemen:

Event The Success of the Iran Nuclear Deal & Preventing War with Iran 

August 8, 2017 in Medford, OR

Join FCNL's Kate Gould for a conversation on the Iran nuclear deal, two years after the deal was reached.

Press Release House Votes to De-Fund U.S. Military Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen  

FCNL applauds House votes to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end U.S. funding for the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen. The House took this step by approving legislative language in a military policy bill that, if passed into law, would require the Trump administration to stop providing aerial refueling for Saudi and other coalition aircraft, intelligence sharing, and other forms of military support for this indiscriminate war that has killed thousands and plunged Yemen to the cusp of famine.

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