60 senior US national security leaders support Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sixty national security leaders, ambassadors, military leaders and former Cabinet secretaries have signed a letter supporting the nuclear deal with Iran.

The bipartisan group of signatories includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft and former Sens. Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Tom Daschle and Carl Levin.

Also signing the letter released on Monday are former defense official Michele Flournoy and Thomas Pickering. He’s the former ambassador to Israel, Russia, India and the United Nations.

The U.S. and five other world powers reached agreement last week with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

The letter says that without the agreement, the risks to the security of the U.S. and its allies would be far greater.

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