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BBC World News: Hassan El-Tayyab on Saudi-Iran Deal

FCNL Legislative Director for Middle East Policy Hassan El-Tayyab was interviewed on BBC World, where he discussed the agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran. “The US should take advantage of this opportunity to shift its approach in the Middle East away from dominance, hegemony, and endless war, and towards diplomacy, restraint, and support for regional power-sharing agreements like the one we are seeing play out right now,” El-Tayyab said.

Advocacy Groups Urge Biden to Assert U.S. Position on Israel and Iran

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Win Without War, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released a coalition letter, signed by nearly 50 national organizations, in response to U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides’ worrying comments that “Israel can and should do whatever they need to deal with [Iran’s nuclear program] and we’ve got their back.”

House Votes in Solidarity with Iranian Protestors, More Action is Needed

In a 420-1 vote, the House passed H.Con.Res.7, a bipartisan resolution led by Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-24) in support of Iranian protesters seeking to defend their fundamental human rights. It’s critical that the Senate now takes up this common sense measure to condemn the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini and the Iranian government’s crackdown on civil society, while recognizing the bravery of the Iranian people.

Return to the Iran Nuclear Deal Close, Final Challenge May Lie in Congress

As negotiators in Iran and the United States near a mutual return to the Iran nuclear deal, some in Congress are threatening to block ratification of the agreement. It is critical that advocates continue to stay engaged and speak out in favor of diplomacy with Iran. Restoring the nuclear deal will help de-escalate tensions in the region, end the humanitarian suffering caused by economic sanctions against Iran, and prevent nuclear proliferation.