The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the historic breakthrough between six powers and Iran, and calls on Congress to support this accord, which guards against another nuclear-armed nation and war in the Middle East.
On June 16, Putin announced that Russia would deploy 40 new nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) in order to boost its nuclear arsenal. While this statement is a step in the wrong direction, there are three important reasons why no one should be panicking.
One hundred fifty-one members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama commending the political framework reached between the P5+1 countries and Iran and pressing for continued diplomatic efforts to secure a negotiated nuclear agreement.
Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before a joint meeting of Congress. Below is a quick reaction on what Netanyahu got wrong, and some of the problems with the substance, timing, and how the speech was arranged in the first place.