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From: Senator John Boozman <donotreply@boozman.senate.gov>
Subject: Reply from Senator John Boozman
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 2:46 AM

Dear Chong,

Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts regarding United States military action against Iran. It is good to hear from you.

The situation with Iran is currently one of the most pressing diplomatic challenges we face in our world today. In 2003, the Iranian government declared that it would begin enrichment of nuclear material claiming the program to be peaceful in nature. Prior to this declaration, however, Iran had been developing a nuclear weapons program in secret until the nuclear plants were discovered in 2002. Presently, Iran continues to defy resolutions put forth by the United Nations Security Council, as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency, and stubbornly continues to enrich uranium. The radical President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has escalated tensions even further by repeatedly calling for the destruction of Israel. Official military reports also indicate that Iranian agents have been directly involved with providing training and weapons to insurgents in Iraq including devices known as explosively formed penetrators that have killed and injured many Americans working to create peace in the region.

We must find a diplomatic solution to the mounting tension between Iran and the international community. While I believe that every diplomatic and peaceful option should be exhausted, it would be unwise to eliminate any option in addressing the threat that Iran poses to the international community. As a supporter of the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind should this issue com e before me in the U.S. Senate.

Again, thank you for contacting me on this very important issue.  Please be sure to visit our website at  www.boozman.senate.gov .  I look forward to your continued correspondence.

Sincerely,

John Boozman
U.S. Senator

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