Gemunder Center Iran Task Force Chair Eric Edelman, JINSA President and CEO Michael Makovsky, and Gemunder Center Associate Director Jonathan Ruhe write in USA Today that the year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program was announced has been a strategic windfall for Iran and a disaster for the United States. Many of the deal’s shortcomings were glaring from the beginning, yet they have been magnified by serial and gratuitous U.S. concessions to unilateral Iranian demands.
JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force released it's latest report - The Iran Nuclear Deal After One Year: Assessment and Options for the Next President - in an event co-hosted by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) on July 12 featuring Chairman Ed Royce, Representative Juan Vargas, and a panel with Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Aaron David Miller, and Ray Takeyh.
July 14 marks a year since President Barack Obama announced an unsigned agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), perhaps the most important diplomatic event in recent memory. A majority of Congress and Americans opposed it; Obama considers it his crowning foreign policy achievement. Given these starkly different views, and the high stakes for our national security, it is worth asking, after one year, what has the JCPOA accomplished?
On June 21, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) released an open letter signed by high-ranking former government officials and policy experts on the occasion of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) plenary meeting in Busan, Korea, from June 18-24. As FATF members meet to discuss combatting threats to the international financial system, UANI and its supporters remind the organization of Iran's money laundering, terrorist financing, and the threat that it poses to global markets.