The American Public Health Association (APHA) announced today that a new policy in opposition to an attack on Iran is among their recently adopted policies addressing a broad range of issues in public health. According to the press release, the policy outlines the following position:
200718 - Opposing U.S. attack on Iran — Calls on the U.S. government to clearly state it will not launch a pre-emptive military strike on Iran and to explicitly rule out use of nuclear weapons against Iran. Urges the U.S. government to vigorously pursue UN-authorized diplomatic initiatives to guarantee Iranian compliance with its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty obligations not to develop nuclear weapons. Calls on the U.S. government to halt current plans to develop and deploy nuclear weapons and to reaffirm its historical commitment to international treaties aimed at curbing the development and proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.The organization Physicians for Social Responsibility was instrumental in the adoption of this new APHA resolution. Bravo, PSR, we heart you!