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Sounding the Alarm on Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons and its Support for International Terrorism.

Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability, its support for international terrorism, its efforts to subvert and attack its neighbors and its collusion with the murderous Assad regime in Syria jeopardize global peace and security.

For decades, AJC has been sounding the alarm on the Iranian threat. After several weeks of careful considerations, AJC decided in 2015 to oppose the Joint and Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. Rather than dismantling Tehran’s nuclear infrastructure, as was the original objective, the agreement puts only a temporary freeze on the program while validating Iran’s future status as a nuclear threshold state.

Since the JCPOA is now in place, AJC advocacy continues to focus on two areas:

  1. Ensuring that the international community has the mechanisms in place to enforce the nuclear deal’s restrictions—as temporary and limited as they are—to intrusively monitor Iranian behavior, and reimpose sanctions in the event of any violation.
  2. Highlighting the need to confront Tehran’s regional aggression, the worsening human rights abuses at home and its support for international terrorism. Within this context, we consider it of critical importance to place the entire Hezbollah terror group, which is funded and controlled by Iran, on the EU terror list.

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"Tick Tock" Should We Salvage the Iran Deal?

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February 21, 2018

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14/02/2019

AJC Congratulates EU Lawmakers on Triggering Debate on Iran’s Terror Plots in Europe

Strasbourg – 14 February 2019 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute congratulated the initiators of today’s European Parliament debate on the recent spate of Iranian terror plots on European soil and the EU’s response to these crimes. 

The debate...

08/01/2019

AJC Welcomes EU’s Sanctions Against Iran for Terror Plots in Europe

Brussels – 8 January 2018 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the EU decision to impose sanctions on a unit of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security and two Iranian nationals after a string of terror plots in Europe.

“For far...

18/12/2018

Counterpoint | Episode 1

Hosted by Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, MEP Monika Hohlmeier, co-author of the report for the Special Committee on Terrorism, and Björn Stritzel, investigative journalist at the BILD newspaper, discussed the findings of the EU Parliament’s Special Committee...

30/10/2018

Europe, the US and the Iran Deal: The Need to Resolve Transatlantic Disagreements

Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal argues in "European View," the journal of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, that Europe and the U.S. ought to cooperate to counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional aggression.

04/05/2018

US-Europe Unity Needed on Iran

By Daniel Schwammenthal

The Hill 

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26/04/2018

FDD CEO Mark Dubowitz discusses why the U.S. should try fixing the deal with Iran

On April 26th, the AJC Transatlantic Institute interviewed Mark Dubowitz from the Foundation for Defence for Democracies on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Why should the United States try fixing the deal as opposed to nixing it? What role does the EU play in this scenario? These...

26/04/2018

FDD Reuel Marc Gerecht explains why the US will nix the Iranian deal

Reuel Marc Gerecht, from the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, explains why he believes the United States will withdraw from the JCPOA and what the Europeans can do to maintain good transatlantic relations.

 

22/02/2018

AJC Welcomes MEP Letter Calling for EU To List Entire Hezbollah As A Terror Group  

Brussels – 22 February 2018 – AJC welcomes a letter signed by 60 Members of the European Parliament calling on the European Union Foreign Affairs Council to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.

Co-initiated by Anders...

21/02/2018

Opening of the Cartoon Exhibition "Iran and Human Rights"

After the European Parliament banned the cartoon exhibition "Iran and Human Rights" on the grounds of being “controversial,” the AJC Transatlantic Institute along with ththe four Members of Parliament co-hosting the exhibit—Lars Adaktusson (EPP), Péter Niedermüller (S&D...

21/02/2018

AJC Transatlantic Institute Criticizes the European Parliament for Blocking Cartoon Exhibition on Iran

Brussels – 21 February 2018 – AJC deplores that the European Parliament barred a cross-party group of EU lawmakers from hosting a cartoon exhibition highlighting Tehran’s human rights violations.

Suppressed in its entirety by the British Liberal...