By Paul Miller, Originally published in The New York Observer
Opponents of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Deal) between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic are making their voices heard – demanding Congress reject this plan they contend poses a grave threat to Israel, the Middle East and the United States.
On Sunday, well over a thousand people gathered outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles to demand that Congress vote “no” on the nuclear deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts that make up the E3/EU+3. The diverse crowd included members of the local Jewish and Christian communities, as well as a significant presence of Muslims who oppose the regime in Tehran.
Roz Rothstein, CEO of the Israel advocacy group StandWithUs, expressed the goal of the rally: “Tell Congress we need a better deal.”
“The world cannot afford a nuclear Iran,” Ms. Rothstein said. “Iran could be the first global power motivated by a radical religious doctrine, empowered with nuclear weapons. How can anyone think that Iran doesn’t have global aspirations? Iran now has a terrorist presence in 30 countries on five different continents. We are here to educate people well beyond this rally…the more people know about the deal, the less they are in favor of it. It will impact the security of the entire world. Iran is the world sponsor of terrorism. Imagine them with nukes.”