Welcoming Iran Deal

Bishop Oscar Cantú

Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, N.M., chair of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged Congress to give the “Lausanne framework,” concluded by U.S. and E.U. negotiators with Iran, a chance. His letter arrived on April 14 as U.S. senators put the finishing touches on a bill intended to create additional congressional oversight of the agreement. “We welcome the most recent step the United States and its international partners have taken with Iran and encourage our nation to continue down this path,” Bishop Cantú wrote in a letter to Congress. “The alternative to an agreement leads toward armed conflict, an outcome of profound concern to the church.”

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