Media

Topic

Iran

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& #39 ;s announced decision on the lran nuclear accord, TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal was invited by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) to join the timely...
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...

Media

17/07/2013

Daniel Schwammenthal “Live From…” the European Council in Brussels

EU Foreign Ministers will meet on Monday, July 22, 2013 in the European Council building to discuss whether or not to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. Speaking from in front of that building just one day before the first anniversary of that horrific attack,...

16/05/2013

Remarks: House of Commons Hearing (UK): ‘Iran and Europe’s Containment Illusion’

With Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute in Brussels and John Woodcock, MP for Barrow and Furness

(Joshua Goodman, Communications Director at the AJC Transatlantic Institute, participated in the Question and Answer session that followed Mr. Schwammenthal&...
26/04/2013

TAI Welcomes Iran Trip Cancellation

26 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the news that the planned trip of a European Parliament delegation to Iran next week will no longer take place. According to a statement from Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland), Chair of the European...

24/04/2013

European Parliamentarians’ Iran Visit Undermines Human Rights

24 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemns a planned European Parliament delegation trip to Iran. The visit, expected to begin next week, will only serve to further undermine human rights in Iran.

“The European Parliament...

04/04/2013

Counterpoint: Will Tensions Lead to Another Korean War?

On 3 April 2013, the Counterpoint team hosted their first official "transatlantic" show. Host Joshua Goodman joined experts Daniel Schwammenthal (AJC Transatlantic Institute) and Roland Freudenstein (Centre for European Studies) from Toronto, Canada. Technology at its best....

20/03/2013

Remarks: TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal addresses European Parliament Hearing on Iranian Threat

"Iran’s Progress Toward Weapon Grade Material"

European Parliament Hearing on Iran and the Containment Trap

20 March 2013

Daniel Schwammenthal: "Thank you very...

20/03/2013

"Iran’s Progress Toward Weapon Grade Material"TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal addresses EP Hearing

"Iran’s Progress Toward Weapon Grade Material"

European Parliament Hearing on Iran and the Containment Trap

20 March 2013

Daniel Schwammenthal: "Thank you very much for the kind invitation to...

14/03/2013

Counterpoint: Shimon Peres Addresses the European Parliament

On 12 March 2013, Israeli President Shimon Peres delivered a historic speech to the European Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg, France. To mark the moment, Counterpoint played the speech in its entirety the following day. Afterwards, Daniel Schwammenthal (Director of the...

28/02/2013

Counterpoint: The Burgas Investigation After The Bulgarian Government Collapse

On 20 February 2013, the government of Bulgaria resigned. Having just released the initial findings of the investigation into last summer's terror attack in Burgas, which pointed the finger at Hezbollah, what would the impact be on the report? Would the EU still take action...