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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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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

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Why are the Europeans so Silent on the Iran Protests?

By Daniel Schwammenthal

Newsweek

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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.

25/10/2016

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....

20/10/2016

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...

06/10/2016

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...