Retired generals and admirals pen open letter opposing Iran deal

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Nearly 200 retired generals and admirals attached their names to an open letter sent to Congress on Wednesday, saying the controversial Iran nuclear agreement threatens national security and lawmakers should reject the deal, according to the Washington Post.

A total of 190 retired officers from all five branches of the military — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard — urged Congress to reject the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action because “there is no credibility within JCPOA’s inspection process or the ability to snap back sanctions once lifted, should Iran violate the agreement.”

“In this and other respects,” it continues, “the JCPOA would threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States and, therefore, should be disapproved by the Congress.”

The letter, five paragraphs long followed by the 190 names, was addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who opposes the deal but is resigned to the likelihood it passes — and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.


  Open Letter