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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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June 14, 2016

Between Engagement and Hegemony: Iran after the Nuclear Deal

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02/20/2017

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.

10/25/2016

AJC Transatlantic Institute Welcomes European Parliament’s Condemnation of Iran’s Threats Against Israel and Holocaust Denial  

Strasbourg – 25 October 2016 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes that the European Parliament today strengthened a key Iran report by slamming Tehran's institutional anti-Semitism and threats against the Jewish state....

10/20/2016

AJC Urges European Parliament to Condemn Iran’s Human Rights Abuses and Holocaust Denial

Brussels – 20 October 2016 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute urges all Members of the European Parliament to support crucial amendments submitted by Marietje Schaake to a key Iran report, which will be voted in plenary next Tuesday in Strasbourg. These amendments correct...

10/06/2016

AJC Transatlantic Institute Deeply Concerned over Weak European Parliament Iran Report

Brussels – 6 October 2016 – The AJC Transatlantic Institute is deeply concerned over the failure of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee to mention let alone criticize in its Iran report Tehran’s anti-Semitic propaganda and repeated calls for the destruction...

05/11/2016

Daniel Schwammenthal Addresses European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq

Upon the invitation of the chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq, MEP David Campbell-Bannerman, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal detailed recent developments in Iran-Iraq relations in light of the JCPOA (Joint and Comprehensive Plan of Action...

05/11/2016

Daniel Schwammenthal Addresses European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq

Upon the invitation of the chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq, MEP David Campbell-Bannerman, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal detailed recent developments in Iran-Iraq relations in light of the JCPOA (Joint and Comprehensive Plan of Action...

02/18/2016

A Rude Awakening for Iran's Foreign Minister

As an encore to Tehran’s recent charm offensive in several European capitals, President Rouhani sent Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to speak before the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. It did not go well.

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02/15/2016

Video: Daniel Schwammenthal on EU's Policy of Engagement with Iran

Ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal closed the event "Human Rights in Iran and the EU’s Policy of Engagement" with remarks on the EU's role addressing Iran's...

02/15/2016

Videos: Human Rights in Iran and the EU’s Policy of Engagement

Ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to the European Parliament, TAI on 15 February 2016 co-hosted with the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group a panel discussion "Human Rights in Iran and the EU’s Policy of Engagement."...

08/05/2015

AJC on the Iran Nuclear Deal

August 5, 2015 – New York -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement today on the P5+1 deal with Iran:

When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was announced in Vienna on July 14, AJC issued a press release...