APN Statement Celebrating One-Year Anniversary of
the JCPOA (7/15/16)
Recommended reading: The Obama Administration on the 1-year anniversary of the JCPOA
Recommended Reading on the JCPOA 1-year Anniversary - Analyses/News/Commentary
APN archived/historic resources: Diplomacy Produces Good Iran Deal
APN Statement Celebrating One-Year Anniversary of
the JCPOA (7/15/16)
- APN on the JCPOA at One Year: A Clear Win for Both the U.S. & Israel (7/15/16)
- The Obama Administration on the 1-year anniversary of the JCPOA: Obama, Kerry, Moniz, Power (plus links to earlier statements around the Implementation Day, Jan 2016; announcement of the deal, July 2015; and during negotiations around the deal)
- Recommended Reading on the JCPOA 1-year Anniversary: best analyses/news/commentary
- APN archived/historic resources on effort that achieved the JCPOA
This week, on the first anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Americans for Peace Now (APN) celebrated the achievement of this historic deal – a deal that has already proven itself by radically rolling back and limiting Iran’s nuclear program.
APN President and CEO Debra DeLee commented:
“We reiterate today our thanks and congratulations to President Obama and his P5+1 partners – France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, and China – on this historic agreement and its ongoing implementation. A year on, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has proven itself a clear win for the American people, for U.S. leadership, for U.S. national security and, we believe, for Israel. Already this agreement has dramatically and verifiably rolled back Iran’s nuclear program, stringently limited Iran’s ongoing and future nuclear activities, and taken off the table what pre-JCPOA was the looming threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon in the foreseeable future. The implementation of the JCPOA also ensures that, where in the past the U.S. and international community had very limited means to monitor Iran’s activities, today, should Iran decide to break the terms of the deal and try to ‘sneak out’ to a nuclear weapon, there is a far greater chance such an effort would be detected and the U.S. and its allies would be in a far stronger position to respond effectively.
War is Boring 7/15 (Joe Cirincione & Geoff Wilson): The Cavalier Crusade for a War With Iran
Politico 7/15: Inside the Plan to Undo the Iran Nuclear Deal
Al-Monitor (AC’s Barbara Slavin) 7/14: Channel to monitor Iranian procurement awaits real test
The Hill 7/14 (Tom Collina of Ploughshares) 7/14: The Iran deal is working. Don’t mess with success.
Center for a New American Security (CNAS) 7/14: The JCPOA with Iran, One Year Later
Think Progress 7/14: One Year Later, Ordinary Iranians Aren’t Seeing The Benefits Of The Iran Deal
HuffPo 7/14 (Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL): Let’s Celebrate The One-Year Anniversary Of The Iran Deal Instead Of Undermining Its Progress
HuffPo 7/14 (former Rep. John Tierney): The Iran Deal: One Year Later, The Facts Point To Success
Politico 7/14: Kerry: Iran nuclear deal has 'made the world safer'
New Yorker 7/14: Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Survive? (Robin Wright)
Reuters 7/14 (Commentary): A year after nuclear deal, sanctions still hurt Iran
Breitbart.com 7/14: John Bolton: Obama’s Iran Deal Was ‘Diplomatic Waterloo for the United States’
Al-Monitor 7/14: Iran takes page from US Treasury’s playbook
J St Blog - Uzi Eilam 7/14: I ran Israel's Atomic Energy Commission. I know the Iran deal is working.
WINEP 7/13 (Olivier Decottignies): Europe and the JCPOA
Trend 7/13: Iran says nuclear deal upheld so far
Jerusalem Post 7/13: Iran deal opponents play a long game, hoping for toughness from Clinton
The National Interest 7/13: Why America Needs an Interests Section in Iran
New York Times 7/13: Iran Sticks to Terms of Nuclear Deal, but Defies the U.S. in Other Ways
Washington Post 7/13: Corker has a new Iran sanctions bill, but more bipartisan support may be hard to come by
The Atlantic Council 7/12: A Year On, Iran Nuclear Deal is Working, but Challenged (Barbara Slavin)
Politico 7/11: Politicians, diplomats pen letter urging stronger ties with Iran (letter is here, signed by 75 national security leaders)
+972 (Shmuel Meir) 7/9: One year on: The Iran deal has fulfilled its promise
You did it! For weeks you and your fellow activists across the country have been telling your elected officials to support the Iran deal – and last week, enough members of the House and Senate stood together to ensure the Iran deal will be implemented. This is an historic achievement of which you should be enormously proud!
These members of Congress stood up for what is right for America and right for Israel by supporting the Iran agreement. Now they need to hear from you once more, to let them know they did the right thing. Click here to thank them.
At the same time, every Republican in Congress and a small number of Democrats opposed the Iran deal. Click here to let them know you think they did the wrong thing – and to put them on notice that further efforts to kill the Iran deal are unacceptable.
Since the JCPOA was signed on July 14, a variety of group statements have been issued, including from veteran national security leaders, retired top military officials, scientists and nuclear experts, etc. The most important of these letters are included below.
8/31: 71 Former Senators and Representatives Urge Congress to Support the Iran Nuclear Agreement (text of statement here)
8/27: 11 Jewish ex-lawmakers call on Congress to back Iran deal (text of New York Times ad is here)
8/24: Letter from more than 50 Christian leaders supporting the Iran deal (Politico article here)
8/20: 26 Former Jewish Leaders Call on Congress to Approve Iran Deal (text of and full list of signers is here)
8/14: Former Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Richard Lugar, R-IN) and former chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (J. Bennett Johnston, D-LA) publish op-ed disagreeing the Schumer's opposition to Iran deal
8/12: 98 Prominent Hollywood Jews Back Iran Nuclear Deal in Open Letter (including text of letter & list of signers)
8/11: Dozens of retired generals, admirals back Iran nuclear deal -- Text of letter here
8/8: 29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama -- Text of letter is here (# of signers as of 8/12/15 is 32).
7/24: European Leadership Network members express support for the Iran nuclear agreement - Group statement signed by over 70 members
This page features statements -- links and excerpts -- from members of the Senate and the House of Representatives in formal support of the Iran nuclear deal, starting with the latest statements. (Last update: September 17, 11:02am, EST)
Some are suggesting that Israeli national security experts are uniformly opposed to the Iran deal and support Netanyahu's efforts to block its implementation. In reality, there are more complex, nuanced views in Israel, as in the United States.
We will update this page regularly with new articles and statements from former Israeli military and national security officials and Israeli nuclear experts.
APN Press Release 9/10: APN Welcomes Senate Vote on Iran Deal
APN Press Release 9/10: APN Urges Congressional Opponents of Iran Deal to Stop Game-Playing
APN Board member Mark Silverberg in The Cleveland Jewish News 8/27: Why I support the proposed Iran nuclear deal
APN Board member Robert O. Freedman in The Baltimore Sun 8/5: The next 15 years for the U.S. and Israel
APN's Lara Friedman in the Huffington Post 8/14: Cheap Claims of Anti-Semitism Can't Change Reality of Iran Deal Lobbying
APN Board Member Sidney Topol in the Boston Globe 8/12: Listen to the experts and support the Iran deal
APN Board Member Danny Goldberg in the Huffington Post 8/12: My Dad and Chuck Schumer
APN’s Lara Friedman in The Hill, 8/10: Schumer, Engel, et al: Change your position on the Iran deal
APN Board Member Mark Silverberg in the Cleveland Plain Dealer 8/5: Make No Mistake, Iran Nuclear Deal Also Has Key Jewish Support
APN Board members Luis Lainer & Dick Gunther in the LA Jewish Journal 7/29: We Support the Iran Deal