Pope Francis and the Vatican Enthusiastically Endorse Obama’s Iran Peace Deal
Pope Francis and the Vatican have officially backed President Barack Obama’s recent nuclear deal with Iran.
A large majority of the world, nuclear scientists, U.S. Army generals, and others support the deal and see it as a major step forward for stability in the region.
“The way to resolve disputes and difficulties should always be that of dialogue and negotiation. It is clear that the agreement requires further efforts and commitment by all the parties involved in order for it to bear fruit. For its part, the IAEA’s indispensable role in nuclear safety and waste disposal, verification and monitoring will become ever more important as the use of peaceful nuclear energy expands and as the world moves toward nuclear disarmament,” said Francis.
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The Vatican also took the opportunity to urge the world to downsize their nuclear weapons stockpiles across the board:
“Just as wealthy nations have incurred an ‘ecological debt’ that demands more from them in addressing the environmental crisis, nuclear weapons states have incurred a nuclear debt. Because of the risks their nuclear arsenals pose to the world, nuclear weapons states bear a heavy moral burden to ensure that their nuclear weapons are never used and to reduce their stocks substantially while taking the lead in negotiating a nuclear ban.”
As the Pope plans his first visit to the United States, you can be sure these themes will be featured heavily in his sermons. Pope Francis has clearly taken it upon himself to try to instill some reason in his wayward American flock. His endorsement is welcomed as we celebrate the return of Iran to the international community and the threat of another useless foreign war averted.
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