USPC Letter to Obama and Congress: Support the UN Conference for a Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction!
The threat of war has been extended to Spring! Threatening to bomb Iran by Israel is a violation of International Law and the Charter of the United Nations. We demand that our voices be heard to stop a war with Iran. We want no part of another illegal war in the Middle East! We have stopped madness for the moment, but the threat is on the table. Instead of war, the United Nations is offering a logical solution to the crisis: establishing a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East.
For thirty years, the United Nations has called for a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East. The 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference unanimously called for an international conference to begin discussing a zone free of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The proposed Conference is scheduled for December 12, 2012, in Helsinki, Finland.
The importance of the attendance and diplomatic participation of the United States and Israel in this Conference is crucial and cannot be overstated. It could prove to be a venue for a regional security dialogue. The United States’ lack of leadership to make sure this conference happens is unacceptable and a cause of deep concern. What alternative is there towards securing a peaceful Middle East if not through the doors of diplomacy? The role that Israel and the U.S. play is pivotal in establishing security policies of all Middle Eastern countries. The Helsinki Conference provides an opportunity for a Middle East without nuclear weapons. It can lead to further discussions for securing a lasting peace in the Middle East.
We are calling upon President Obama and the U.S. Congress to actively, and visibly, support the Helsinki Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East.
This is the only logical, comprehensive solution to the nuclear crisis in the Middle East, which can eliminate the threat of another catastrophic in the region.