Includes Audio from March 26 Press Conference
For Immediate Release: March 26, 2015
Media Contacts: Kelsey Davenport, director of nonproliferation policy, 202-463-8270 ext. 104; Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, 202-463-8270 ext. 107; Greg Thielmann, senior fellow, 202-463-8270, ext. 103; Matthew Bunn, board member and Havard Belfer Center researcher, 617-495-9916.
(Washington, D.C.)--This week, top diplomats from the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran are meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, to hammer out a political framework agreement for a comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal to block Iran's potential pathways to a nuclear weapon.
Over the past several weeks, progress has been made on many difficult issues but some gaps remain. Meanwhile, some members of Congress are threatening to advance new Iran sanctions legislation and set unrealistic requirements for a nuclear deal, including Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has said that he will seek action on his controversial bill, S. 615, next month.
Our experts are prepared to provide insights and analysis on both the negotiations in Lausanne and the debate in Washington, D.C.
Below are must-read resources on the negotiations, agreements, and role of Congress from the Arms Control Association:
- "A Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran at a Glance,"Arms Control Association Fact Sheet, February 22, 2015.
- "What Would An Effective Comprehensive Nuclear Deal With Iran Look Like?"Arms Control Association Issue Brief, February 9, 2015.
- "A Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement and Possible Military Dimensions to Iran's Nuclear Program," Arms Control Association Issue Brief, October 17, 2014.
- "Here's How Congress Can Help the Iran Nuclear Talks," op-ed by Daryl G. Kimball, The National Interest, March 13, 2015.
- "Audio from Special Press Conference: P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Negotiations," hosted by the Arms Control Association and includes remarks by Samuel R. Berger, National Security Advisor to President Clinton; Robert J. Einhorn, Brookings; Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association; Dylan Williams, J Street; Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation; and Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association.
More resources are available in our online briefing book, "Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle."
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