Iran is a major player in world events. We must engage with Iran to solve both regional and global problems. There is no discernable reason to refuse to recognize the Islamic Republic of Iran as the legitimate government of the Iranian nation. In so doing we could ease world tensions and integrate Iran into negotiations to end armed conflicts in the Middle east.
- Congress and the President
Normalize diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. End the sanctions. Iran is one of the most ancient countries and civilizations of the world. From antiquity Iran straddled East and West. 2000 years ago Iran had trade and political relations with both the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty China. Iran has been and still is a pivotal player in world events. It is absolute folly not to have normal diplomatic relations with a nation of such global significance. There is absolutely no reason to not fully recognize the Islamic Republic of Iran. You don't have to love the current Iranian government to support full and normal diplomatic relations with it. Recognition of Iran and it's treatment as a full player in regional talks in the Middle East will ease not raise tensions. We therefore demand that our government immediately and unconditionally recognize the Islamic Republic of Iran as the sole legitimate government of the Iranian nation. We insist that President Obama invite new Iranian President Rouhani to the White House for a summit to discuss how to ease tensions in the Middle East and resolve armed conflicts. This can and must be done.
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