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Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have already established extensive verification and moved Iran further away from deciding to develop a nuclear bomb. Urge your members of Congress to speak out in support of negotiations and a final deal.
Negotiations continue over Iran's nuclear program. As the next round of talks begins, Congress must give diplomats space and flexibility—instead of imposing new sanctions. Diplomacy is the best way to prevent Iran from getting the nuclear bomb.
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On December 3rd, the arms control community presented Sen. Dianne Feinstein with the 2014 Congressional Leadership Award for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation.
With the end of the Cold War, many dared hope
that the scourge of nuclear weapons would be ended
once and for all. Yet, today, more than two decades later,
the drive to build nuclear weapons by some governments
continues, energized in no small part by the
policies of the U.S. government.
We write to express our concern that current plans for maintaining and upgrading the U.S.
nuclear arsenal over the next decade and beyond exceed reasonable deterrence requirements as
set out by the President in June 2013 and will deplete resources from higher priorities.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We urge the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
Nations must move toward comprehensive disarmament. We advocate that the United States take unilateral steps toward disarmament, believing that other nations will respond affirmatively to this example. The risks of disarmament are far smaller than the risks involved in the current course of weapons development, proliferation and stockpiling.
We call for our federal government to safely dispose of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and materials in the United States and abroad."