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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.
The Nuclear Calendar
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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.
Rev. Richard Pates, Bishop of Des Moines and Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has written a letter to Energy Secretary Moniz expressing concern over the expanding U.S. budget for nuclear weapons.
Why former Military and government officials are concerned about the cost of U.S. nuclear weapons.
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."