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    Posted July 30, 2015 by
    Washington, District of Columbia

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    My Opposition to the Proposed Iran Nuclear Deal as an American Democrat


    Hello my name is Jason Langsner and I am proud member of the Washington DC Jewish Community. I am a self identified and registered member of the Democratic party.


    I voted for President Barack Obama. Twice.


    And I voted for John Kerry when he was my party’s nominee for President of the United States of America.


    This is my second CNN iReport.


    As a Jewish-American, as a Washingtonian, and as a Democrat, I am voicing my opposition for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


    I have read the 159 pages of the proposal.


    I have watched the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committee hearings.


    I have read countless articles and journals and reviewed numerous polls about the JCPOA.


    My opposition lies in the fact that I find the JCPOA, as it is written, as flawed.


    I agree with General Dempsey that the alternative to this deal is not war. It is either a better deal or no deal.


    I am not an expert in nuclear or atomic energy and have no reason to believe that Secretary Moniz’s assertions are anything but fact.


    My opposition isn’t due to my personal views of this deal being subjectively “good” or subjectively “bad.” I don’t view it purely in a binary way.


    My opposition to this deal is that I find it objectively flawed.


    My specific opposition to this deal and why I find it objectively flawed is in the proposed lifting of the arms embargo on Iran.


    As a Washingtonian, I do not have any representation in the U.S. Senate, therefore this message is to Senators Cardin and Mikulski of Maryland and Senators Kaine and Warner of Virginia – that this Democrat rejects the JCPOA as it has been presented is objectively flawed.


    I agree that the Administration, Congress, and P5+1 have the same goal – and that goal is universally shared by the American people – that Iran should never get a nuclear weapon. I opposed the JCPOA because my interpretation of this proposal doesn’t meet that expectation and that the lifting of the arms embargo should have never made its way into this proposal.

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