The threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons
is a grave threat to Israel, the Middle East, the United States and the
entire international community. It should alarm every American.
A nuclear Iran will be emboldened to threaten its neighbors, Israel and
the West. Iran could use nuclear blackmail to block regional efforts
toward peace, cooperation and commerce, and continue to undermine the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
It is U.S. policy to prevent
Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. It is also U.S. policy to work to
address the humanitarian needs of the Iranian people and to promote
freedom and democracy for them, as they live under a system which
suppresses the human rights of its own citizens. An autocratic nation
which also denies the Holocaust and threatens to destroy Israel should
not be welcomed into the nuclear club.
There is even the possibility
that Iran’s theocratic rulers will transfer nuclear technology or
weapons to terrorists. Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of
terror. Through its proxy armies of Hizballah in southern Lebanon, Hamas
in Gaza, and insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iranian regime is
supporting terrorists who carry out daily attacks on American troops and
Israeli civilians. Nuclear weapons must be denied to Iran.
WHERE WE STAND
- Calls upon the United States, the leadership of the United Nations
and particularly the permanent members of the UN Security Council, as
well as other relevant governmental and non-governmental institutions,
to utilize all diplomatic and economic measures necessary to deter Iran
from continuing its quest for nuclear weapons, while respecting the
humanitarian needs of the Iranian people.
- Supports the use of economic measures including sanctions such as
targeted divestment from individual companies that directly do business
with the Iranian regime.
- Encourages institutional and individual investors in the Detroit
metropolitan area and particularly Jewish community institutions and
organizations to participate in efforts to apply economic pressure on
the Iranian government.
- Seeks political, civic, ethnic and religious partners in the general
community to join Council in a collective effort to stop Iran from
acquiring nuclear weapons.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
The time to act is now. Iran is nearing a tipping point in its illicit nuclear pursuit and will only be further emboldened if it is allowed to acquire a nuclear weapons capability. The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
- Has confirmed that Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, isengaged in activity related to the development of nuclear weapons.
- Insists Iran explain its clearly "non-peaceful activities."
- Reports that Iran has already stockpiled enough light enriched uranium that, if further enriched, could produce up to four nuclear weapons.
Send messages to Congress to continue its support of increasingly severe
sanctions, and to President Obama insisting that the U.S fully support
Israel if it attacks Iran. Click here to contact government officials.