A large rally against a nuclear Iran is to be held at the center of New York City's iconic Times Square next month.
The rally, entitled "Stop Iran Now," will be held on July 22 at 5:30 p.m., and will feature speeches by former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Congressman Allen West, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra, actor Tony LoBianco, Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and others.
The timing of the rally means it will come after a June 30 deadline on talks has already passed – although that deadline may be extended, according to US officials. However, it will come within the month-long period Congress has to debate the deal and vote on whether or not to back it.
Participants in the rally will call for a return to the original demands set out for an Iran deal, including "unfettered inspections of all known and to-be-uncovered military/nuclear research sites/facilities at any time, unannounced," as well as a surrender of enriched materiel and elimination of virtually all centrifuges.
It also calls to reinstate all sanctions against Iran, and to support the provision demanded by Congressmembers Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Grace Meng (D-NY) to supply Israel with full-size bunker-destroying ordnances as a deterrent against the Islamic regime.
Ronn Torossian, a spokesperson for the event, warned, "the time is now, and this is a bi-partisan effort of Americans of all religions and political beliefs standing up against Iran who poses a danger to the entire Western world."
The protest is sponsored by numerous groups including the Jewish National Fund, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Zionist Organization of America, Americans For A Safe Israel, and Stand With Us.
What is touted as the first US rally calling to block Iran from a nuclear weapon will be held next Sunday in Denver.
Meanwhile, a document that was revealed on Wednesday indicates the US and other world powers are planning to give Iran state-of-the-art nuclear equipment as part of a deal, even as Iran denies inspections of covert military nuclear facilities.