TEL AVIV – The radical activist group Code Pink is “thrilled” about the West’s nuclear agreement with Iran, hailing it as a “victory for peace-loving people around the world.”
Code Pink joined scores of progressive groups Tuesday urging supporters to “take action” by imploring lawmakers to support the deal.
Some of those groups participated in a private strategy conference call with White House officials earlier this month in which they discussed ways of convincing lawmakers to support a deal with Iran.
“VICTORY!” Code Pink wrote in an email to members Tuesday. “The nuclear agreement is a great victory for peace-loving people around the world. … We are thrilled that after 30 months of grueling negotiations, a deal has been reached and we have averted another war in the Middle East.”
“Unfortunately,” Code Pink warned, the Republican leadership in Congress now has 60 days to sabotage the deal, putting us back on the path to confrontation with Iran.”
The activist group is asking members to “Take action and urge your Representative and Senators to support the deal!”
The group sends supporters to a petition posted at the website StopWarWithIran.com titled “Defend the Iran deal and stop Republicans from starting a war with Iran.”
The petition is sponsored by Code Pink and other far-left organizations, including CREDO Action, Campaign for America’s Future, Demand Progress, Daily Kos, MoveOn.org and Progressive Democrats for America.
Some of those groups participated in the conference call, which was organized by the anti-nuclear weapons advocacy group Ploughshares Fund.
The Ploughshares Fund opposes America’s development of a missile-defense system and itself disburses financing to scores of anti-war groups, WND previously reported.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, which reported it obtained an audio recording of the conference call, White House officials described Obama’s Iran negotiations as the president’s “signature foreign policy accomplishment,” a policy that must in turn be supported by Democrats.
“This has really been on the front burner from a foreign perspective, although not in the public eye necessarily, since the very beginning,” Matt Nosanchuk, an official in the White House Office of Public Engagement, told participants, according to the audio description. “This is not an issue of the day, this is really an issue of the presidency.”
An official with the White House’s Public Engagement office, John Bisognano, stressed “the importance of this to the president.”
“This is clearly an issue that is very close to his heart and something that’s extraordinarily important for the future of frankly the world,” Bisognano said. “I want to make sure everyone understands this is a top priority for the administration, and this is clearly something that we’re all focused on moving forward and excited about hoping that we can come to a solid agreement.”
Code Pink, meanwhile, is known for its activism against U.S. military intervention and has embarked on solidarity visits with such Western foes as Hamas and with leaders of the Taliban.
In 2004, Benjamin and Code Pink announced they would donate a combined $600,000 in medical supplies and cash to the families of the insurgents who were fighting American troops in Fallujah, Iraq.
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