The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartord is deeply committed to supporting all efforts that will bring peace and stability to the Middle East and Israel.
As you may be aware, yesterday the United States, along with our global partners and Iran announced that they have come to an agreement with respect to Iran's nuclear program. We are hopeful that diplomatic efforts will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and we appreciate the hard work President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and Under Secretary of State Sherman have put into crafting this agreement.
At the same time, we are concerned. Iran's support for Hezbollah and Hamas, its human rights violations and its aggressive threats toward neighboring countries ‐ including Israel ‐ make the specter of a nuclear‐armed Iran untenable.
President Obama and his administration have repeatedly said that any deal with Iran must shut down Iran's uranium enrichment pathway to a weapon, cut off all four of Iran's potential pathways to a bomb, and track Iran's nuclear activities with unprecedented transparency and robust inspections throughout its nuclear supply chain. We agree. We urge Congress to give this accord its utmost scrutiny.
Here is a link to a very informative article written by David Makovsky and Matthew Levitt of the Washington Institute.
I would also like to invite all those interested to a West Hartford Town Hall meeting on Sunday, July 19 at 2 PM, sponsored by Representative John Larson regarding the Iran Agreement. Here is the information on the event:
Community Forum on Iran Nuclear Agreement
Sunday, July 19, 2015
2:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
West Hartford Town Hall
Room 314, Council Chambers
50 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
We will continue to keep you informed.
President & CEO