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Senator Kennedy supports dialogue with Iran


As a constituent, I just received a response from Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) in response to my letter sent last month.

It is important that we write to our elected officials as often as we can to express our concerns and our opinion. I encourage everyone do the same and demonstrate that as an Iranian-American, we DO care about Iran and we DO expect our elected officials take a closer look at the Bush-Cheney disastrous policy in the Middle East.


Javad Fakharzadeh

Dear Mr. Fakharzadeh:


           Thank you for your recent letter on Iran. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this important issue in our current foreign policy.


           Iran's pursuit of nuclear technology, support for insurgents in Iraq, and its support for terrorist organizations, are great causes for concern, but President Bush seems to prefer taking a dangerous and confrontational approach to the situation, just as he did in Iraq. The faulty intelligence he used to justify the invasion of Iraq, and his go-it-alone attitude in the rush to war severely damaged our credibility around the world and has dangerously overburdened our military.


           Unfortunately, President Bush's recent talk of World War III and Vice-President Cheney's aggressive language are reckless and do nothing to improve the situation. Such talk is ill-advised, when our armed forces are already stretched to the breaking point in Iraq and Afghanistan, and when dialogue may still solve the situation with Iran. Instead, we must work with our allies, the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency on a common approach.


           I urge the President to abandon his dangerous and unproductive rhetoric, and to work with the international community to resolve the problem of Iran's nuclear program. Thank you again for contacting me about this urgent issue.

Edward M. Kennedy


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