Leading American Leftists Sign Petition in Support of Iranian Regime’s Nuclear Ambitions


Former Democrat AG Ramsey Clark (R) and Sara Flounders (L), prominent US 99ers, launch a petition in support for Iran’s nuclear energy program. (Press TV)

Leading American leftists including members of the #Occupy Wall Street movement signed a petition this week in support of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.
Fars News reported:

A large number of American peace and antiwar activists titled ’99ers’ signed a petition in support of Iran’s right to use peaceful nuclear technology and the country’s positions in the upcoming talks with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) due in Istanbul late January.

In a meeting that was held on January 12, 2013 at Riverside Church in New York, on the occasion of the 85th birthday of Ramsey Clark, the former US Attorney General, which coincided with the 20th anniversary of establishment of International Action Center (IAC), Ramsey Clark and Sara Flounders, the co-founder of IAC, initiated signing a petition titled ’99ers on the negotiations of G5+1 with Iran’. The text of the petition which has been sponsored by a growing number of antiwar organizations including Solidarity with Iran – SI campaign and IAC is as follows.

As we approach the new round of negotiations between the G5+1 and Iran to discuss the so called ‘Iran’s nuclear issue’, we, the undersigned, declare our stand on this issue, as follows:

There are two sides in this dispute, one composed of the US and its allies in the European Union who accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons – without presenting even an iota of credible facts and supporting documents – and the other, Iran, which is striving to protect its right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes based on provisions of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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