We can’t afford to continue business as usual.
The newly elected President of Iran is sending positive signals that he wants to engage with the West. When he comes into office next month, we’ll have the best opportunity in years to test out real diplomacy with Iran. But not if we send the wrong signals in these next critical months.
Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) just put forward a bipartisan letter urging the president to reinvigorate efforts to negotiate with Iran.
We need to get as many signatures as possible on this letter in the next week to show that the momentum is behind diplomacy. A strong showing on this letter will help give President Obama the political space to take advantage of a real chance to avoid military confrontation and resolve tensions with Iran peacefully.
Hawks will be looking for any excuse to torpedo engagement with Iran. Groups around the country are mobilizing this week to build support for this letter. We have a real opportunity now, but it is a fragile one. Help the pro-diplomacy side win the day by taking action now.