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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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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...

28/02/2013

Counterpoint: Iran and the EU3+3 Meet in Kazakhstan

On 26-27 February 2013, the EU3+3 met with Iran in Kazakhstan in the latest round of nuclear negotiations. What happened? Joshua Goodman and Daniel Schwammenthal (AJC Transatlantic Institute) addressed that question with Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-Proliferation...

26/02/2013

AJC Urges EU to Follow Netherlands' Call for Action Against Hezbollah

February 26, 2013 -- New York -- AJC praised the Netherlands for its efforts to convince the 27-member European Union to add Hezbollah to the Brussels-based group's terrorism list.

The Netherlands first declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization...

24/02/2013

Exposing the UN's Dirty Little Secrets

By Daniel Schwammenthal

The Commentator

The speakers were never meant to live and tell their stories. Their...

07/02/2013

Brussels's Hezbollah Excuses Are Running Out

By Daniel Schwammenthal

The Wall Street Journal Europe

The Bulgarian investigation into last...

05/02/2013

AJC Praises Bulgaria Investigation, Calls for Hezbollah Listing

February 5, 2013 -- New York -- AJC urged the EU to support fellow member state Bulgaria and designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, after Sofia concluded that the Iranian-backed group carried out the deadly July 18 attack at the Burgas airport....

20/12/2012

AJC Applauds Hispasat Ban on Iranian TV Channels

December 20, 2012 – New York – AJC applauded Hispasat, the Spanish communication satellites group, for deciding to terminate the broadcasting of two Iranian television channels, Hispan TV and Press TV. Transmission of the Iranian channels is expected to end on December 21....

11/12/2012

Video: Daniel Schwammenthal Addresses EPP Euromed Working Group on the Situation in the Middle East

The Security Situation in the Middle East

EPP Euromed Working Group, European Parliament Strasbourg

11 December 2012

 

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18/10/2012

AJC Urges European Parliamentarians to Cancel Deplorable Iran Visit

October 18, 2012 – Brussels – AJC is calling on members of the European Parliament to cancel their planned visit to Iran this month.

“For European lawmakers to make an official visit to Iran is shockingly absurd when the 27-member European Union...