Just Foreign Policy, a non-partisan group focused on foreign affairs, is circulating a petition on MoveOn.org urging Hillary Clinton to publicly support the interim nuclear deal with Iran announced in November.
“Republicans like Lindsey Graham are attacking the diplomatic deal on Iran’s nuclear program negotiated by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry,” the petition reads. “It would make a big difference in getting political acceptance for the deal if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were to publicly come out and endorse the deal.”
The petition had over 12,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon.
Robert Naiman, policy director for Just Foreign Policy, wrote in a Huffington Post blog post on Monday that Clinton’s silence could mean she was avoiding a position in order to pander to supporters that oppose the deal.
“Their fear is not that diplomacy with Iran will fail; their fear is that diplomacy with Iran will succeed,” Naiman said of Clinton’s “harder-line supporters.” “That’s why it’s so important to smoke out Hillary on the Iran nuclear deal.”
Petition via MoveOn.org:
Correction: This post incorrectly spelled Robert Naiman’s last name. It is Naiman, not Naimun.