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Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Response to Open Letter – Iran Deal

September 23, 2015 Leave a comment

From: United States Senate 

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow debbie-stabenow-web

To: manrastani@yahoo.com

September 22, 2015

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Dear Mansur,

Thank you for contacting me about the Iran nuclear accord.   This has been a complicated and very serious issue to resolve in my own mind. I greatly appreciate your thoughts and views.

I have repeatedly supported strong sanctions, backed by the international community, to pressure Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program. Those sanctions have succeeded in isolating the Iranian regime, crippling their economy, and forcing them to the negotiating table. But sanctions by themselves have not stopped Iran’s nuclear program. In 2003, Iran had just 164 centrifuges for a nuclear weapon. Today, they have over 19,000 and have the capacity to acquire enough nuclear material to build a nuclear weapon by the end of this year.

This is a dangerous regime that kidnaps Americans such as Michigan’s Amir Hekmati, who needs to be released immediately, and sends weapons and other support to Hezbollah and other terrorists who seek to destroy the United States, Israel, and our other allies.

The only thing worse than Iran being the largest state sponsor of terrorism would be Iran as the largest state sponsor of terrorism with a nuclear weapon.   That’s why getting this right is essential for the security of America, Israel and the entire Middle East. Read more…

Senator Richard J. Durbin’s Response to Open Letter – Iran Deal

September 13, 2015 Leave a comment

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From: United State Senate

U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin

To: manrastani@yahoo.com

Sep 10 at 12:38 PM

Dear Dr. Rastani:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the nuclear agreement reached between the United States, five other nations, and Iran. I appreciate hearing from you.

On July 14, 2015, President Obama announced that Iran reached an agreement with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany (also referred to as P5+1) to significantly reduce its nuclear capacity.   This agreement was the result of nearly two years of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran.

Iran has agreed to reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium, a chemical element that can be used to make nuclear weapons, by 98 percent for 15 years. It will also remove two-thirds of its installed centrifuges, which are the machines needed to produce the kind of uranium used for nuclear weapons.   Iran also agreed to allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to have access to its key nuclear facilities and entire uranium supply chain. Read more…

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Response to Open Letter – & Reply

September 10, 2015 Leave a comment

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Reply to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Response:

Dear Senator Dianne Feinstein,

Thank you for responding to my letter. In your email you have elaborated on the provisions of the JCPOA.  However, in my view, most of these provisions are flawed as indicated below:

Provision of JCPOA: “A reduction in the number of installed centrifuges by two thirds, from more than 19,000 to 6,000, for at least 10 years.”

My concern: Why the regime should be allowed to keep 19,000 centrifuges? This provision permits the regime to keep far more nuclear-related capacity than it would need if it were interested only in peaceful civil application of the nuclear program. Based on the JCPOA the regime is permitted to continue conducting R&D on advanced centrifuges. By keeping almost its entire nuclear infrastructure intact the regime can industrialize them after 8 years.

Provision of JCPOA: “24/7 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to all of Iran’s declared nuclear sites for 15 years.”

My concern: This is not true, based on a confidential agreement between UN’s IAEA and the Iranian regime, the inspection of the Parchin site for any suspicious nuclear activity is left for the regime to perform and the agency has no say on this matter but to accept the regime’s report.

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US Needs to Negotiate with People of Iran, not with Its Illegitimate Regime

September 3, 2015 Leave a comment

President Obama has consistently asserted that the only alternative to the Iran nuclear agreement would be war. The b0afc08838c91428bac8ffa5f4b27665problem is that Mr. Obama has never envisioned trying any other option to tackle the Iran dilemma to see if it works or not. He has never been curious to know how the majority of Iranian people think about a regime, which against their will, has been ruling their country for more than three and half decades.  Instead he suffices to the lies of the Iranian regime’s lobbies that are available at his disposal in Washington to convince himself that appeasement policy with mullahs is the only way to resolve the Iran dilemma. During his term of presidency, the voice of Iranian civic movements inside and outside Iran has never gained his attention and political patronage. Since the beginning of negotiation in 2009 with the theocratic regime in Iran, Obama has never borne in mind providing moral boost to the democracy-promoting political forces of Iran. Neither has he shown political support for the tens and hundreds of protests of the Iranian people around the world.

During the national uprising of the Iranian people in 2009, in which the liberalist Neda Agha-Soltan was shot dead, Obama was busy writing secret appeasing letters to the criminal leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), Read more…