(JTA) — Five former U.S. ambassadors to Israel sent a letter to Congress in favor of the Iran nuclear deal.
James Cunningham, William Harrop, Daniel Kurtzer, Thomas Pickering and Edward Walker Jr. signed the letter, along with R. Nicholas Burns, former undersecretary of state for political affairs and ambassador to NATO, and Frank Wisner, former undersecretary of state for international security affairs and undersecretary of defense for policy, the Times of Israel reported.
“No agreement between multiple parties can be perfect or without risks,” the letter states. “We believe that without this agreement, however, the risks will be much higher for the United States and Israel. We see no fatal flaws that should call for the rejection of this agreement and have not heard any viable alternatives from those who oppose the implementation” of the deal.
Congress has started its 60-day review of the agreement reached by Iran and six world powers led by the United States. The Israeli government and several Jewish-American groups oppose the deal.