With the nuclear security summit process winding down but much work remaining, it is vital to initiate a process by which states can continue and expand on the substantial progress that already has been made.
Congress failed to pass a resolution that would have blocked U.S. implementation of a nuclear agreement that the United States and its negotiating partners reached with Iran in July.
China called for the resumption of nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang based on a 2005 agreement to denuclearize North Korea.
In his address to the UN General Assembly, Pope Francis denounced nuclear deterrence and called for action to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
During his trip to the United States, Pope Francis may continue to call for the United States to take further steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
By blocking Iran’s nuclear weapons pathways, the JCPOA should reduce the incentive of other states in the region to pursue their own nuclear fuel-making programs.