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USCCB welcomes nuclear deal with Iran

Catholic World News - December 04, 2013

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace has welcomed the recent interim accord between six nations, including the United States, and Iran over the latter’s nuclear activity.

“I commend you and your P5 + 1 partners for tireless efforts to negotiate an agreement that allows continued dialogue with Iran on this crucial issue,” Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. “A diplomatic solution with Iran is greatly preferable to military action, which could have unpredictable and negative repercussions for the region.”

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Dec. 08, 2013 9:31 PM ET USA

    Did the USCCB also concur with the agreements that North Korea made and for which we paid good tax payer money to get now where. If we really believe Iran will keep its word then we are both naive and stupid.

  • Posted by: Savonarola - Dec. 04, 2013 9:29 PM ET USA

    This bishop is an expert on arms control, geopolitics, and the Iranian political situation?? When will our garrulous USCCB learn that there are times when it is necessary NOT to speak??

  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 04, 2013 6:42 PM ET USA

    Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines has been educated beyond his capacity if he truly said that “A(ny) diplomatic solution with Iran is greatly preferable to military action, which could have unpredictable and negative repercussions for the region.” Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism that has wrecked Lebanon, Syria, and parts of Israel. A "diplomatic solution" that allows them to pursue their terrorist goals could turn the Holy Land into a fireball!

  • Posted by: Defender - Dec. 04, 2013 12:23 PM ET USA

    The interim accord is so full of holes that it is virtually useless. Wishful thinking aside, this agreement could make things worse.

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