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On the invitation of an Iranian non-governmental organization dedicated to the building of solidarity with the people of Latin America and in response to increasing threats and continuing sanctions on Iran by the United States, delegates from international solidarity, anti-war and women's organizations, including the International Action Center, met in Iran to coordinate efforts to defend the people of Iran in this urgent hour.
As a result of that meeting, House of Latin America (HOLA), an Iranian NGO, has initiated the following Appeal.
Please SIGN ON
to the SI - Solidarity with Iran Appeal now at iacenter.org/iran/SISolidaridadIran
Send emails to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Clinton, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and the media with your signed "SI - Solidarity with Iran" Appeal demanding
* Lift the Sanctions!
* Recognize Iran's Right to Peaceful Nuclear Power!
* Stop the Military Threats!
Text of the appeal:
To: President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Clinton
cc: U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and members of the media
I hereby add my voice and sign on to the following international appeal:
Whereas, the escalating sanctions and threats of military intervention against Iran are intended to deprive the Iranian people of their internationally recognized right to live as an independent and free nation;
Whereas, the sanctions and threats are clear violations of Article 2 of the UN Charter, according to which member states must "refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state";
Whereas, the United States is unequivocally obligated under the bilateral 1981 Algiers Treaty to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Iran;
Whereas. sanctions often pave the way to war;
Whereas, Iran, as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has an "inalienable right" to develop and use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes;
Whereas, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, there is no evidence to back up the charge that Iran is "planning to produce nuclear weapons";
Whereas, the hegemonic lobbies that portray Iran as a threat to peace today also lied about imaginary weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to convince the public that war was necessary;
The people of the world cannot allow such a crime against humanity.
Therefore, I join with all who stand for justice, peace, sovereignty and self determination in raising my voice to demand:
- Lift economic sanctions against Iran.
- Recognize the right of Iran to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
- Stop military threats against Iran.
SI - Solidarity with Iran!
(your signature here)
Please SIGN ON to the SI - Solidarity with Iran Appeal now at iacenter.org/iran/SISolidaridadIran