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The Sun's editorial ("Quiet the war drums," March 8) is correct in calling for diplomacy on Iran rather than dangerous military action from either Israel or the U.S. In fact, there is no evidence that Iran has either nuclear weapons or a weapons program. The U.S. National Intelligence Estimate stated in 2007 that Iran had ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and has not restarted it.

Almost all of the hostility in the U.S. toward Iran comes from Israel and its powerful pro-Israel lobby, who have been promoting a U.S. attack on Iran for years. Recently, an editorial in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz stated "Israel is using Iran to sidestep Mideast peace talks."

The U.S. must end all of its foreign wars and not start any new ones, especially in Iran. At the same time, we must end all financial, military and political aid to Israel and become an honest broker for peace in the Middle East.

Ray Gordon, Bel Air

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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