Last week, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) led ten fellow senators in sending an urgent message to the Trump administration: Ease economic sanctions against countries where those restrictions are seriously hampering the response to COVID-19 — specifically Iran and Venezuela.
“Helping these nations save lives during this crisis is the right thing to do from a moral perspective, but it is also the right thing to do from a national security perspective,” Senator Murphy and his fellow senators wrote.
At J Street, we agree. That’s why we’re proud that Sen. Murphy will join us for an online briefing on this urgent topic. Following remarks from the senator, the International Crisis Group’s Ali Vaez will speak with J Street about the situation in Iran and how modifying the current US sanctions regime could help save countless lives.