U.S. CHRISTIANS SPEAK OUT ON IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS
- ICEJ US Branch petition demanding no nukes for Iran signed by thousands of American Christians
- Prominent Christian leaders sign joint letter to President and Congress against pending Geneva deal
On Thursday, 26 March, the USA branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem delivered to both the White House and top Congressional leaders a petition signed by more than 23,000 American citizens demanding that Iran be made to dismantle its nuclear program and that the US Congress have a say in any nuclear agreement now being negotiated with Tehran. An accompanying letter was also signed by dozens of prominent American Christian leaders representing tens of millions of citizens which mirrored these same demands.
The petition signatures were all collected by the ICEJ-USA in the past three weeks after media reports made clear that the Obama administration was seeking a deal with Iran which would allow the radical Islamic regime to keep much of its nuclear program intact and would not be presented to Congress for approval.
“I was honored to deliver the petition and leadership letter on behalf of so many Christians who understand the implications of a nuclear Iran on both America’s national security and Israel, our closest, longtime ally in the Middle East,” said Susan Michael, ICEJ-USA National Director, upon presenting the petition to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The grassroots petition and Christian leadership letter were also delivered to the White House, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last Thursday. The petition calls for any agreement between the United States and Iran to be based on two principles: (1) that it must completely dismantle the Iranian regime’s ability to build a nuclear bomb, and (2) Congress must ratify any agreement proposed by the Administration with regard to Iran’s nuclear program.
Joining Susan Michael of ICEJ-USA as signers on the American Christian Leaders for Israel letter were Dr. Michael Little, President of CBN; Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of NHCLC-CONELA; Jerry Johnson, President of the National Religious Broadcasters; Steve Strang, Founder and CEO of Charisma Media; Dr. James C. Dobson; Rev. Kenneth Copeland; Roberta Combs, President of Christian Coalition of America; Earl Cox, President of Israel Always, David Kubal, President of Intercessors for America; Jane Hansen Hoyt, President of Aglow International; Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America; Dr. Paul Nyquist, President of Moody Bible Institute; Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council; Dr. Gary L. Bauer, executive board-member of Christians United for Israel; and many others.
In coming weeks, the ICEJ also will be opening up the petition to its global constituency in more than 150 nations and will present the results to the United Nations and to the other P5+1 nations of China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom currently negotiating with Iran over its renegade nuclear program.
For more information, visit www.icejusa.org/not-one-bomb-iran