MEMO: A History of Foreign Agreements Modified by the Senate
While the proposed nuclear deal with Iran is an executive agreement, not a treaty, it is still useful to understand the vital role of Congress in influencing U.S. foreign policy via international agreements.
FACT SHEET: Historical Lessons of Nuclear Disarmament
Every instance of nuclear disarmament is unique, but successful cases all share a common foundation.
MEMO: The Better Alternative to the JCPOA
Advocates of the nuclear deal with Iran have variously argued that rejecting it will lead to war, prompt an Iranian nuclear "breakout," crumble the sanctions regime, and even threaten the role of the U.S. dollar.
MEMO: Without this Deal: Why Sanctions Will Remain Effective
Proponents of the nuclear deal with Iran argue that sanctions will collapse—and that pressure on Iran will evaporate—if Congress rejects this deal.
VIDEO: We Need A Better Deal
We need a better deal.
FACT SHEET: Military Leaders Oppose the Deal
Many former military officials have come out in opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
FACT SHEET: What's the Alternative?
Skeptics of this agreement understand why it is a bad deal, but question whether there is any alternative path to preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon.
FACT SHEET: Myths and Facts
View a series of myths and facts regarding the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.
FACT SHEET: Iran's Timeline Towards A Bomb
This timeline represents a legalized pathway, per the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
ANALYSIS: The Iran Nuclear Agreement
This 20-page booklet provides a comprehensive analysis of the agreement, including why the deal is bad, consequences for America and our allies, myths and facts, possible alternatives, and more.
MEMO: Americans Increasingly Disapprove of Iran Deal
Major U.S. polls have overwhelmingly found that Americans are increasingly skeptical of the nuclear deal struck last month between the P5+1 and Iran.
MEMO: Iran's Severe Discrimination against Religious Minorities
This week, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent U.S. government commission, condemned Iran's harsh repression of religious minorities.
FACT SHEET: What Can Iran Hide in 24 Days?
The nuclear agreement allows Iran to deny inspectors access to suspect sites for up to 24 days.
MEMO: Iranian Statements Raise Red Flags on Compliance
It will be difficult to have any confidence in compliance elements of the JCPOA without a clear public agreement between the United States and Iran about the deal's terms.
FACT SHEET: Analysis: An Unacceptable Deal
Any nuclear agreement with Iran must verifiably eliminate every Iranian pathway to a nuclear weapon.
FACT SHEET: Inspections and Verification
Inspectors must be permitted unimpeded access to suspect sites.
FACT SHEET: Possible Military Dimensions
Iran must fully explain its prior weaponization efforts.
FACT SHEET: Sanctions
Sanctions relief must commence only after Iran complies with its commitments over time.
FACT SHEET: Duration
Iran's nuclear weapons quest must be blocked for decades.
FACT SHEET: Dismantlement
Iran must dismantle its nuclear infrastructure such that it has no path to a nuclear weapon.
FACT SHEET: 6 Unacceptable Consequences
The proposed deal with Iran fails to verifiably eliminate every Iranian pathway to a nuclear weapon.
FACT SHEET: Fueling A Dangerous Regime
Despite being limited by a weakened economy, Iran threatens U.S. allies in the Middle East and beyond.
FACT SHEET: Iran's Patient Pathway to a Nuclear Bomb
If Iran patiently follows the rules of the deal and never cheats, it will still achieve a "legitimate" nuclear weapons capability.
FACT SHEET: Iranian Quotes
Throughout negotiations and after the proposed nuclear deal's announcement, Iran's leaders have consistently demonized the West and made genocidal threats towards Israel.
FACT SHEET: What the Region is Saying
America's regional allies have expressed serious concerns about the proposed nuclear deal, while its adversaries have praised it.
FACT SHEET: Congressional Statements
Over the past several years, strong bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate have carefully enunciated the basic American requirements for a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
HOT TOPIC: The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Unacceptable Consequences
On July 14th, the United States and its negotiating partners announced a comprehensive deal with Iran.
FACT SHEET: Israel's Leaders are United Against the Iran Deal
Across the political spectrum, Israel's leaders are united in opposing the nuclear deal.
PRESS RELEASE: AIPAC Statement on Proposed Iran Nuclear Agreement
AIPAC has consistently supported diplomatic efforts to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, and we appreciate the administration's efforts and hard work over the course of the negotiations.
FACT SHEET: Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
In November 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a list of 12 critical steps it believes Iran has taken to develop a nuclear weapon.
VIDEO: Experts Insist on 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections
The experts agree: "anytime, anywhere" inspections of all suspect sites is a necessary requirement for any nuclear deal with Iran.
FACT SHEET: The Experts Agree
"Anytime, anywhere" inspections of all suspect sites is a necessary requirement for any nuclear deal with Iran.
AIPAC News Hub: Members of Congress Discuss Key Requirements for a Good Deal with Iran
As the P5+1 closes in on a nuclear agreement with Iran, members of Congress are speaking out about key requirements that must be included to ensure any deal truly blocks Iran's pathways to nuclear weapons.
VIDEO: 5 Requirements for a Good Deal with Iran
Since Nov. 2013, the United States and its international partners have negotiated with Iran to reach a deal that blocks Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
VIDEO: Iran's Parallel Pathways to a Nuclear Weapon
In order to block Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon, the regime must be forced to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure such that it has no uranium or plutonium pathway to a bomb.
VIDEO: Who Are Iran's Leaders?
Iran's radical regime violates human rights, supports global terrorism, and commits itself to America's destruction.
FACT SHEET: 5 Requirements for a Good Deal
As negotiators close in on a nuclear agreement with Iran, Congress must press American diplomats to insist on a good deal that eliminates every Iranian pathway to a nuclear weapon.
Negotiations with Iran: Iranian Statements
Congress must continue to press American negotiators to insist that any agreement meets each of these requirements.
Negotiations with Iran: Administration Statements
The Obama Administration has frequently gone on the record outlining its requirements for a good agreement - one that cuts off all pathways to a nuclear weapon - with Iran.
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