If Israel doesn't like the Iran deal, too bad

End the 'special relationship' that offers the U.S. nothing in return.

Letter writer Sean Durns opposes the nuclear agreement with Iran even though it is in the best interests of the U.S. ("Jewish support for Iran deal is overstated," Sept. 8).

One hundred former U.S. diplomats and ambassadors, dozens of nuclear scientists and former military and political officials all support the accord, praising it for promoting peace and diplomacy over war.

It is only Israel's warmongering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the powerful pro-Israel lobby and its lackeys in Congress, such as Republican Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, who not only oppose any agreement with Tehran but actually call for the U.S. to attack Iran.

We should expand dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does not threaten U.S. national interests, while at the same time end our "special relationship" with Israel — financial, military and diplomatic — for which we get nothing in return.

Ray Gordon, Bel Air

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