Apr 6, 2024, 11:31 AM

Pelosi joins call for Biden to stop weapon transfer to Israel

Pelosi joins call for Biden to stop weapon transfer to Israel

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) – Representative Nancy Pelosi, former House speaker, signed a letter on Friday from dozens of congressional Democrats to the president and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging a halt to weapons transfers to Israel.

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed onto a call by progressive members of Congress for the US to stop transferring weapons to Israel over a strike that killed seven aid workers in Gaza.

The letter, led by Reps. Mark Pocan, Jim McGovern, and Jan Schakowsky was released on Friday with 37 signatures from 37 other Democrats, including Pelosi, Axios reported.

"In light of the recent strike against aid workers and the ever-worsening humanitarian crisis, we believe it is unjustifiable to approve these weapons transfers," the lawmakers wrote to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Asked about her signing the letter, Pelosi's office pointed to a statement she released in the aftermath of the World Central Kitchen attack calling for Israel to allow more humanitarian aid into Gaza.

It's a significant break with Israel by a long-standing supporter that underscores growing fissures between Democrats and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet.


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