Thirty American scientists, including nuclear researchers and Nobel Prize, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama in which they welcome the agreement reached with Iran, a major achievement for the security they feel reported Saturday the new York Times.
The two-page letter, signed by the world’s leading experts in nuclear, represents a definite boost for US President, who is trying to gain acceptance by a Congress dominated by Republicans skeptical than the historic agreement sealed on July 14 Vienna between the major powers and Iran.
The eminent signatories indicate that the agreement “will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East and can serve as a guide for future treaties on non-proliferation.”
The agreement with Iran, according to scientists, has “more stringent than in any agreement on non-proliferation that has been negotiated in the past.”
A total of 29 scientists signed the letter, including physicists in charge of military security procedures at the highest level. Others were military advisors on security issues to the Congress, the White House or federal agencies.
Among the signatories are Sheldon Glashow of Boston University, Frank Wilczek of the prestigious MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Leon Cooper of Brown University in Providence, David Gross of the University of California and Burton Richter of Stanford (west coast), all Nobel laureates.
The agreement of 14 July between Iran and six major powers (Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the US) plans to limit the Iranian civil nuclear program in exchange for a gradual lifting and reversible international sanctions imposed on its economy.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is responsible for verifying that Iran takes the necessary steps to reduce its nuclear activities.
The White House made intensive lobbying to convince members of Congress who will have to accept or reject the agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in a vote in September.