Petition: Let diplomacy work! Do not call for war on Iran

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton has openly called for war with Iran in a New York Times editorial. This is an outrageous statement, one that would commit the US to another disastrous war in the Middle East, as well as hurt ordinary Iranians who want to live in peace with the US.

The American Iranian Council has consistently called for peace between the US and Iran since 1990. As such, we condemn these calls for war and continue to demand peace between these nations.

"As a diplomat himself, Amb. Bolton should know that diplomacy is one of the most significant achievements of humankind," said AIC President Hooshang Amirahmadi. "After killing each other for millennia, the international community finally recognized that conflicts are better resolved through peaceful means like diplomacy."

Show that you demand diplomacy by signing our petition here and donating to the AIC cause here


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Kayvon Afshari

Kayvon Afshari managed the campaign to elect Hooshang Amirahmadi as President of Iran. In this role, he directed the campaign’s event planning, publicity, online social media, web analytics, and delivered speeches. Mr. Afshari has also been working at the CBS News foreign desk for over five years. He has coordinated coverage of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations, the Arab Spring, the earthquake in Haiti, and many other stories of international significance. He holds a Master in International Relations from New York University’s Department of Politics, and graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2007 with a double major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. At NYU, his research focused on quantitative analysis and the Middle East with an emphasis on US-Iran relations. In his 2012 Master’s thesis, he devised a formula to predict whether Israel would launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, concluding that an overt strike would not materialize.