On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 (the US, UK, China, Russia, France and Germany – with EU facilitation) announced the finalization of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The final agreement, which emerged after 20 months of negotiations, significantly scales back Iran’s nuclear program for a period of 10 to 15 years, in exchange for the lifting sanctions against Iran.
ADL sent a message to members of the House and Senate asking them to carefully review the proposed Iranian nuclear deal by probing the administration more deeply on the details. The League called on Congress to reject any deal if they do not get satisfactory answers to key questions that would “…decrease the likelihood Iran will become a nuclear weapons state.”
Nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iranian regime will have severe repercussions for American security, the stability of the Middle East and the security of our allies.
The Anti-Defamation League has long advocated for robust sanctions against Iran because we know that a successful diplomatic outcome is the best way to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program. However, our initial review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) gives us cause for concern that the agreement falls short of that goal.