Partners for a World Without Nuclear Weapons
We’ve come together because we share a passion for achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.
For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. and Iran are engaged in direct diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program. A successful agreement between these two nations will be a great historic moment. If diplomacy fails, however, it will be remembered only as a temporary respite from the fears of a nuclear-arms race in the Middle East.
Nuclear weapons are a concern we’ve long shared. For Michael, it started with the bomb shelter in his back yard. For Farshad, it began with horrors of chemical weapons use during the Iran-Iraq war.
Recently, the two of us connected at an inspiring gathering in Washington, DC organized by Ploughshares Fund. At the event Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned speech about the need to work together to end the threat from nuclear weapons. He called for bipartisan cooperation and a willingness to test the possibility that diplomacy can build a lasting solution to Iran’s nuclear program.
There is so much more that can be done. It’s time to reach a comprehensive solution to Iran’s nuclear program. It’s time to make significant cuts in all nuclear arsenals. It’s time to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on weapons designed to fight a Cold War from decades past. By realizing these goals, we can stop the spread of nuclear weapons and roll back existing stockpiles so that, together, we can create a world where nuclear weapons can never be used again.
Please join with us.