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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

July 17, 2020

Launch of Transatlantic Declaration: The EU Must Ban Hezbollah

On the twin anniversary eve of Hezbollah's bomb attacks in Argentina (1994) and Bulgaria (2012), the Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) called on the EU to finally ban the terror group. The declaration was covered by global media outlets including POLITICO Europe, The Hill, Die Welt, Gazeta Wyborcza and The Jerusalem Post . At the virtual launch event, TFI Chair MEP Lukas Mandl, TFI Vice Chair MEP Dietmar Köster, AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal, and the Washington Institute’s Hezbollah expert Matthew Levitt discussed the initiative’s impact. AJC CEO David Harris delivered concluding remarks.
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...

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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.

 

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...

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...

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...