Iran-USA: Pax Christi International joins 62 organisations in calling on US Congress to halt march to war with Iran
27/5/19 - Washington, D.C. – In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and the recent intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill, 62 organisations – including Pax Christi International, J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War – sent a letter calling on the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to halt a march to war with Iran.
The combined groups, representing millions of Americans concerned about renewed threats of war with Iran, signals a strong desire for Congress to step up and block Trump from leading America into yet another war of choice.
“Last Fall, Americans voted for a new Congress to act as a co-equal branch of government that would finally serve as a check on this president and his reckless impulses,” said NIAC President Jamal Abdi. “Now Trump and his National Security Advisor John Bolton are taking this country to the brink of a completely avoidable military confrontation. It’s time for Congress to turn its words into action by passing legislation to stop Trump and Bolton from starting an illegal war.”
“President Trump’s chaos-first foreign policy centers around his penchant for turning challenges into crises,” said Win Without War Advocacy Director Erica Fein. “His Iran policy is no different: President Obama took us off the path to war, but now Trump and Bolton have put us back on it. It’s time for Congress to put the brakes on a Trump-Bolton war with Iran.”...