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:
- 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.
- 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.
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...
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...
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 –...
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.
Why are the Europeans so Silent on the Iran Protests?
By Daniel Schwammenthal
4 January 2018
Europe’s voice has been strangely missing as tens...
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...
How to Prevent the Next Mideast War
By Daniel Schwammenthal
Iran Deal is an Opportunity to Revive the Transatlantic Partnership
By Michael Sieveking
5 December 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.
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....