WASHINGTON – Seven former US diplomats and State Department officials sent a letter Monday to leaders in Congress urging them to support the nuclear deal with Iran.
Former ambassadors to Israel – James Cunningham, William Harrop, Daniel Kurtzer, Thomas Pickering and Edward Walker Jr. – signed the letter
as has R. Nicholas Burns, former undersecretary of state for political affairs and ambassador to NATO, and Frank Wisner, former undersecretary of state for international security affairs and undersecretary of defense for policy. “No agreement between multiple parties can be perfect or without risks,” the letter states. “We believe that without this agreement, however, the risks will be much higher for the United States and Israel. We see no fatal flaws that should call for the rejection of this agreement and have not heard any viable alternatives from those who oppose the implementation” of the deal.