Iran Deal Welcomed

The Holy See welcomed Iran’s historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that other breakthroughs may be on the horizon. Under the new deal, decades-long sanctions would be lifted in exchange for an agreement by Iran to restrict its nuclear program to peaceful purposes. Federico Lombardi, S.J., the Vatican spokesman, said on July 14 that “the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is viewed in a positive light by the Holy See,” adding “continued efforts and commitment on the part of all involved will be necessary in order for it to bear fruit.” The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace also welcomed the agreement in a letter to members of the U.S. Congress. Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, N.M., encouraged U.S. lawmakers to “support these efforts to build bridges that foster peace and greater understanding.” He added, “We hope that the full implementation of the agreement will gradually foster an environment in which all parties build mutual confidence and trust so that progress will be made toward greater stability and dialogue in the region.”

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3 years 5 months ago
How can the US Administration who I believe with the best of peaceful intentions make & accept a deal with Iran who is not only presently holding several of our citizens captive but more important has been responsible for the killing & maiming of thousands of our Military with weapons exported by them? The only kind of fruit that this deal is likely to produce is similar to the fruit offered by Satan to Adam & Eve .And we all know i.e. those of us who still believe in the Bible & Catechism, where that led to. MUNICH,MUNICH,MUNICH! Lest we forget in Sept. 1938 when Neville Chamberlain made an infamous agreement with Hitler & the fruit yielded was rotten to the core leading to the barbaric deaths of MILLIONS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. Harry D. Carrozza,MD. USAF Veteran 1964-66 President, Tucson, Catholic Physicians Guild
norman ravitch
3 years 5 months ago
The problem with history (I am a Ph.D. in history with 39 years of teaching History at a four year university) is that people often learn the wrong lessons from its study -- or exploit it for their own non-historical reasons. The deal with Iran over nuclear power has nothing in common with the Munich Pact which was simply the European powers' recognition that Hitler would invade the Sudeten area of the Czechoslovak Republic and perhaps all of it if no agreement were made. The agreement was made for perfectly good reasons: Britain and France were not willing at that point to go to war; perhaps they should have been. And they refused to allow the USSR to combine with them to stop Hitler. Iran is not Nazi Germany, John Kerry is not Neville Chamberlain, etc. The agreement is better than war now with Iran which is what the neocons, the Zionists, and the warmongers and supporters of the Military Industrial Complex want.


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