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The prospect of war with Iran is frightening. So is the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran. That’s why we were so encouraged that the United States was among the world powers taking part in diplomatic talks with Iran on April 13 and 14. Diplomacy is the single-most effective way to avert those two bad outcomes.

With continued talks scheduled in May, we encourage our members of Congress to support diplomacy with Iran, not pass new legislation that could sabotage it. We hope our representative, Congresswoman Lois Capps, will cosponsor H.R. 4173, which calls for robust, sustained and comprehensive diplomacy with Iran. And we hope my senators, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, will oppose S.Res. 380, which pressures the administration to abandon diplomacy and push toward war.

Diplomacy is the best way forward. Let’s give it a chance. –Van and Lois Hamilton, S.B.

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There must be a diplomatic solution to the Iran issue. We are an educated nation and clever enough to peacefully negotiate. Any other outcome would be a failure. –Paul Ramos, S.B.

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