(Washington, D.C., Wednesday, January 8, 2020) – The Trump administration’s assassination of the military commander of Iran’s Quds Force is a dangerous escalation of the confrontation with Iran. It could lead to more bloodshed, further destabilize Iraq, and expand conflict and instability throughout the Middle East.
As a Quaker organization, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) condemns the assassination of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and other pro-Iran militia leaders. FCNL is opposed to all killings and condemns the murders of hundreds of Americans and other civilians by Iran’s Quds Force and their militia allies. The only way to de-escalate tensions and resolve our differences with Iran is through diplomacy.
War, assassinations, or mass murders of innocent civilians are not the right answers. Therefore, we urge Congress to swiftly pass legislation taking away any legal justification and explicitly prohibiting funding for a war with Iran.
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The Friends Committee on National Legislation