For Immediate Release
Nation's Largest Peace and Disarmament Organization Hails Senate Vote to Uphold Iran Peace Accord
WASHINGTON - Peace Action, the country's largest peace and disarmament organization, founded in 1957, hailed today's Senate vote to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by the U.S. and its allies with Iran.
"What a great day for those who support diplomacy as the best way to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons," exclaimed Kevin Martin, Executive Director. "Peace Action chapters, affiliates, associates, members and supporters have worked for diplomacy and against war with Iran since 2004, and are very gratified to see our hard work pay off. May this be the start of a new era for U.S. policy in the Middle East."
Martin noted there may well be further twists and turns as Senate and House opponents of the nuclear agreement resort to parliamentary and legal gymnastics to try to kill the accord.
"Diplomacy rejectionists are on the wrong side of not just of this issue, but of history. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPOA, as the Iran accord is formally known) will go forward and provide a strong foundation for enhanced security in the region, and hopefully a new relationship between the peoples of Iran and the United States."
Founded in 1957, Peace Action, the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights.