The United States and the P5+1 nations announced today that they have come to an agreement with Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons. The National Jewish Democratic Council called for a thoughtful and thorough review of the agreement, while praising the administration for its efforts throughout the process.
While many have quickly jumped to conclusions on whether today’s announced agreement with Iran is a “good deal” or a “bad deal,” we call on all organizations and members of Congress to take partisan politics completely out of this situation. In order to truly determine whether or not this deal is what we need and want it to be, we call on the entire community to take the necessary time to read and review the details of the agreement.
The pro-Israel cause is hurt when the world’s only Jewish state is, once again, used as a partisan wedge issue. This is not about scoring partisan points, it’s about what’s best for the national security interests of the United States, including protecting the safety and security of our vital ally, Israel. Throughout this process, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been working to find a peaceful path to preventing a nuclear armed Iran. An Iran with nuclear weapons is an unacceptable outcome that would be disastrous for our nation, our people, and the stability of the Middle East and the entire world. We remain fully supportive of the diplomatic process and committed to ensuring that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.