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.
Experts urge the Trump administration and the U.S. Congress to continue to fulfill Washington’s commitments under the multilateral accord.
REMARKS: Europe’s Push to Preserve the Iran Nuclear Deal
If Trump cannot produce solid evidence of an Iranian violation, Congress does not have to and should not vote to reimpose nuclear sanctions.
Ambassador Nikki Haley Visits Vienna to discuss Iran deal verification with the IAEA, President Trump's potential decertification before Congress threatens the nonproliferation regime at large, controversy continues to boil over accessing military sites in Iran, and more in this issue.