AfP Urges Action to Avoid U.S.-Iran Conflict

June 21, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2019


CONTACT

Laura Strawmyer | 202.822.2047 | laura@allianceforpeacebuilding.org

The Alliance for Peacebuilding reiterates its profound concern about rising tensions and escalation in the Persian/Arabian Gulf region and urges the U.S. and Iranian governments to exercise restraint and avoid violent conflict.  In this context, we endorse the proposed bipartisan Udall-Kaine amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would require Congressional consent prior to U.S. military action against Iran.  We call upon the Senate to put the amendment to a vote.  As an alternative to war that would carry incalculable costs and risks, we urge the U.S. and Iranian governments to resolve their differences peacefully, via diplomacy, dialogue, and de-escalation.

 

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The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is the leading global network for organizations working to end conflict and build sustainable peace worldwide. Our 100-plus members include some of the world’s largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and the most powerful peacebuilding groups. We bring together coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.

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