“No War on Iran!”


Take the Military Option off the Table!  We stand opposed to any attack or war against Iran and urge diplomacy instead.  Threats and military intervention will not solve the problem, but will only exacerbate the situation.

Other countries in the region, notably our allies Israel and Pakistan, have developed nuclear weapons, yet we are not threatening them or applying sanctions.   Unlike Israel or Pakistan that have flouted the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran is a signatory to the NPT and has an obligation not to develop nuclear weapons.  At the same time, Iran has right under the NPT to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes.  We call for de-escalation and diplomatic means of convincing Iran to uphold its NPT commitments.

We stand in solidarity with the democratic Green movement and movements for human rights in Iran.  We do not support the Islamic Republic of Iran’s regime, but recognize that attacking Iran would have an unacceptable human cost and undermine the democratic and human rights movements in Iran, as has been pointed out by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, human rights activist and regime gadfly Shirin Ebadi.  As the Arab Spring has shown, regime change must come from within.

Photo: SAT Feb 11th, No War on Iran vigil in 5 Points.

Covered in The State: http://www.thestate.com/2012/02/12/2149695/stay-out-of-iran-protest-held.html

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