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Arlene Wanda Nelson, 77, died Dec. 11, 2018, in Ketchikan. She was born Arlene Wanda Charles on Oct. 29, 1941, in Ketchikan.
5/15/2018
Serious mistake

EDITOR, Daily News:

I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer who in the 1970s lived and worked three years in Iran in fisheries and wildlife. Barbara taught at an international school there.

We found Iranians to be a caring, giving and wonderful people, living in a beautiful and historic land.

We’re writing this letter in response to President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.

We believe this is not only an unwise decision, but a serious political and humanitarian mistake by our government.

It is causing disbelief and turmoil with our allies throughout the world, will contribute to the instability in the Middle East, and might result in another endless war.

Iran agreed to stop the development of nuclear weapons, and international inspection teams could see that they were in compliance.

President Trump has violated a diplomatic trust by backing out of the agreement, yet is hoping for collaboration with North Korea. How can we expect any country to join us in diplomacy if we do not keep our word?

This dangerous decision might lead to greater conflict and an escalation of Mayhem and destruction in the Middle East.

We ask American citizens to pressure Congress to act to reduce the danger of further conflict, and salvage this international agreement.

WAYNE and BARBARA KINUNEN

Ketchikan