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Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation: Americans on Capitol Hill to Speak Directly to Iranians Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2008
10:34 AM

CONTACT: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Carah Ong, Iran Policy Analyst, 202-378-3334; cong@armscontrolcenter.org

 
Americans on Capitol Hill to Speak Directly to Iranians Tomorrow
 
WASHINGTON, DC - June 9 -As the U.S. and Iranian governments continue to trade insults and recriminations, the Campaign for a New American Policy on Iran, coordinated by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, will hold an unprecedented event on Capitol Hill tomorrow where Americans will speak directly to the people of Iran.

Tomorrow, June 10, from 10am to 1pm EDT, members of Congress, celebrities, former officials, and other citizens visiting Capitol Hill will use a row of 1960’s-era red “hotline” telephones to talk directly to ordinary Iranians in Tehran.

A press conference will be held from 10am to 11am EDT.

Who: Members of Congress, former administration officials, American citizens, foreign policy experts, celebrities

When: Tomorrow, June 10: press conference 10am to 11am; calls to Iran 10am to 1pm

Where: West Side Terrace of Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

For more information on the event or to schedule an interview with members of the campaign or members of Congress participating in the press conference, please contact Carah Ong at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation at 202-378-3334 or cong@armscontrolcenter.org.

The Campaign for a New American Policy on Iran advocates direct, sustained, unconditional, and comprehensive talks between the governments of the United States and Iran as a realistic way to resolve the long-standing conflicts between the two countries.

For more information about the Campaign for a New American Policy on Iran and its supporters, visit www.newiranpolicy.org.

Founded in 1980, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a leading advocate for prudent measures to prevent the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Visit the Center online: www.armscontrolcenter.org

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