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Senators who sent note to Iran should be charged with treason

The Republican senators who sent a letter to Iran warning that any nuclear deal signed by President Obama could easily be voided is just another example of their lack of respect for our president ("The GOP's poison pen note," March 10).

It's also an example of just how little they know about the laws that protect us from this type of underhanded diplomacy. In fact, they have committed treason under the Logan Act of 1799, which makes it a crime for unauthorized citizens to negotiate with foreign governments. It's a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

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Sadly, those who should know the law have broken it and made a mockery of the Congress. Our allies, who are meeting with us and Iran to ensure it can never develop a nuclear weapon, have been working hard to protect the free world. The actions of a few uninformed elected individuals have shown them that a powerful faction in the U.S. government is trying to undo all their efforts.

It's obvious that no matter what kind of agreement is reached between ourselves, our allies and the Iranian government, it will not easily win approval in this dysfunctional Congress. We have a president who was elected twice by a majority of voters, yet the losing party is still doing everything it can to destroy the possibility of any solution short of war to the threat posed by Iran.

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Lois Raimondi Munchel, Forest Hill

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