Nuclear Agreement is a Nonproliferation Success that Must Not Be Squandered
Sanctions relief was a key topic of discussion at a regular meeting between Iran and six countries on implementation of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
A Nonproliferation Success That Should Not Be Squandered
Mogherini and Tillerson discussed the EU's continued support for the JCPOA ahead of several key dates. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated that Iran would not develop ballistic missiles with a range exceeding 2,000 kilometers. The IAEA’s most recent quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear activities point toward Tehran’s compliance with the JCPOA, and more in this issue.
Why action now by Congress could be counterproductive.
Iran is focusing on accuracy gains rather than extending range.
BOOKS IN BRIEF: Humanization of Arms Control, by Daniel Rietiker; Iran's Nuclear Program: A Study in Proliferation and Rollback, by Farhad Rezaei
Next steps fall to Congress, as key allies appeal for U.S. to stick with the nuclear accord.
Trump’s “decertification” decision, rejected by our P5+1 partners, sets up Washington to violate the nuclear deal. Senator Bob Corker outlined a legislative framework for "fixing" the deal, while many other members of Congress relayed support for the agreement. 25 former foreign ministers urged Congress to uphold the agreement and avoid attempts to renegotiate it.
Arms Control Experts Say Efforts to Pressure Iran to Renegotiate Terms of 2015 Agreement Are Irresponsible and Dangerous
U.S. officials make misleading statements critical of the accord's duration.
President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress would be wise to heed the words of Washington’s European partners in the deal.
The Trump Administration and its supporters outside of the U.S. government are laboring mightily to convince the international community that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a bad deal for the United States. Unfortunately for them, Iranian compliance keeps getting in the way.
EU foreign policy chief affirms Iran's compliance with the JCPOA and rejects renegotiation. European leaders, nonproliferation experts, and grassroots groups have issued statements supportive of the deal. Senate Democrats requested reports from Trump officials if they are aware Iran was no longer in compliance with the deal.