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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

March 20, 2019

40 Years of Theocracy in Iran: Regional Policy and Global Ambitions

Hosted by MEP Ramona Nicole Mănescu, the AJC Transatlantic Institute co-organized with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) a conference in the European Parliament entitled "40 Years of Theocracy in Iran: Regional Policy and Global Ambitions." AJC CEO David Harris delivered concluding remarks.
May 02, 2018

"Tick Tock" Should We Salvage the Iran Deal?

With just ten days before U.S. President Donald Trump's announced decision on the lran nuclear accord, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal was invited by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) to join the timely expert panel...
April 26, 2018

The Second Stage of the Syrian War:The Quest for Regional Hegemony

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and The European Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly organized a trilateral discussion with three leading analysts from Europe, the U.S. and Israel on the second stage of the...

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28/06/2019

A Conversation with Pompeo

In this exclusive interview first aired at the Global Forum, AJC’s annual flagship conference held on June 2-4 in Washington, AJC CEO David Harris speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about rising anti-Semitism, the future of American global leadership, why the Trump Administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, and the need to bolster the crucial U.S.-Israel alliance.

24/04/2019

Our Futures Depend on the U.S.-Europe Alliance

AJC Miami Director Brian Siegal reflects in the Miami Herald on his three-week journey to five European countries with the GMF’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship. The relationship between Europe and the U.S., based on shared values and interests, remains essential in addressing today’s challenges.

10/04/2019

Counterpoint | Episode 4

Can the EU and the U.S. work together to counter Iran's regional aggression and terror plots in Europe? Tune in to this month’s episode of Counterpoint to find out: Host Daniel Schwammenthal is joined by Michael Doran, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Anders Vistisen, Danish Member of the European Parliament.

19/03/2019

A Kosher Stamp for Terrorists?

AJC Berlin Director Deidre Berger, writing in the “Jüdische Allgemeine,” calls on the German government to outlaw the anti-Semitic terror organization Hezbollah. Germany’s word carries weight. Others would undoubtedly follow. This step would also be a practical contribution in the fight against anti-Semitism and for Israel’s security.

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 

4 May 2018

If anyone still wondered whether U.S....

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.