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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.

Related events

February 21, 2018

Opening of the Cartoon Exhibition "Iran and Human Rights"

After the European Parliament‘s Quaestor, British Liberal Catherine Bearder, banned the cartoon exhibition "Iran and Human Rights" as too “controversial,” the AJC Transatlantic Institute along with the four Members of...
January 25, 2018

An Impossible Balancing Act?The EU's Policy on Saudi Arabia and Iran

Welcome and Opening Remarks Anders Vistisen, Member of the European Parliament (ECR) Bas Belder, Member of the European Parliament (ECR) Panel Discussion Dr. Abdulla Mosa Al Tayer, Chaiman of the Gulf Future Center (...
June 20, 2017

Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East: Trump, Iran and the Sunni-Israeli Rapprochement

Welcome: MEP Anders Vistisen , Vice Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Keynote Speaker: Eliyahu Hazan, Director of Foreign Affairs, Likud Party Panel Discussion: Smadar Perry , Senior Middle...

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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

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...

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...

23/01/2018

AJC Welcomes Tough Grilling of Iranian Parliamentarians in European Parliament

Brussels – 23 January 2018 - AJC welcomes the tough grilling a group of Iranian parliamentarians received today in the European Parliament. In an unusual step for such meetings with foreign lawmakers, the Chair of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, David McAllister, opened...

17/01/2018

AJC Calls on the EU to Sanction Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Expel Ambassadors

Brussels - 17 January 2018 – Following yesterday’s Germany-wide police raids on 10 suspected Iranian agents believed to have spied on potential Israeli and Jewish terror targets –...

04/01/2018

Why are the Europeans so Silent on the Iran Protests?

By Daniel Schwammenthal

Newsweek

4 January 2018

Europe’s voice has been strangely missing as tens...

13/12/2017

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes European Parliament Position on Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program and State-Sponsors of Terrorism

Strasbourg – 13 December 2017 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute applauds the European Parliament’s annual EU foreign policy review, in which it...

20/02/2017

Congressman Ted Deutch Condemns Iranian Regime on its Terror, Ballistic Missiles, and Human Rights

Congressman Ted Deutch condemns the Iranian regime's support for terrorism, its illegal ballistic missile tests, and the human rights violations that take place on a regular basis.

The conversation took place in Brussels on 20 February 2017.