In October 2017, President Trump declared that he would withdraw from the carefully negotiated Iran nuclear deal that had been agreed upon in 2015 by the Obama administration. Since then, the US sanctions previously lifted in the deal have been reimposed, raining immense suffering, not upon the Iranian government, but upon the Iranian people. In the summer of 2019, Iran declared that they would begin to enrich Uranium beyond the level and quantity restrictions set in place by the agreement.
We call for the administration to return to the 2015 Nuclear Deal, lifting sanctions on Iran in the process. Furthermore, we call for both nations to begin to increase diplomatic talks and meetings so as to begin to work past the feud that has plagued both nations for decades and proven to be a barrier for peace.
Full Text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Arms Control Association: An Effective, Verifiable Nuclear Deal with Iran (updated July 23)
Friends Committee on National Legislation's Nuclear Calendar
Iran Has Signed a Historic Nuclear Deal -- Now It's Israel's Turn, by Javad Zarif, foreign minister of Iran, July 31, 2015
Video on the Iran Deal, including releases by Global Zero, J Street, Paul Heroux, MAPA's 7/14 rally, and more
Resource list assembled by Rethink Media on the deal itself:
Call for diplomacy: Talks, not Missiles and Aircraft Carriers, to improve Iran relations
National Peace Action on the Deal: Promote diplomacy with Iran
Criticism: Consequences of a Trump withdrawal
Initial response: Massachusetts Peace Action Applauds Iran Agreement Success
World reacts to Iran's decision to abandon parts of nuclear deal - Al Jazeera, May 8 2019
The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement - cfr, May 8 2018, Zachary Laub
The History of the Iran Nuclear Deal - Stratfor worldview
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