In September 2015, Congress opposed the profoundly flawed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by bipartisan majorities in both houses, because the nuclear deal with Iran fails to close every pathway to an Iranian nuclear weapon. Nonetheless, the nuclear deal with Iran will be implemented and the United States must now maintain constant vigilance to ensure Iranian compliance, and be ready to move quickly against any violations of the deal.
In addition to pursuing nuclear weapons, Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terror and a gross violator of human rights. Through its terrorist proxies, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Iranian regime is supporting terrorist groups that have carried out attacks on American troops and Israeli civilians.
As the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action moves forward, AIPAC is working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to monitor Iran’s compliance with the deal and ensure Iran cannot develop nuclear weapons.
AIPAC Resources on the Nuclear Deal with Iran
Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons.
The United States must closely monitor Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and ensure it is never permitted to acquire nuclear weapons. A nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat to Israel and would arm the leading state sponsor of terrorism with the world’s deadliest weapon.
Iran remains the leading state sponsor of terror.
According to the U.S. State Department, Iran remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism – financing, arming and training terrorist groups operating around the world, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Iran is a gross violator of human rights
The Iranian regime has a profound disregard for human rights: Sunni and Sufi Muslims, Christians and Bahais face daily persecution; homosexuality is punishable by death; political elections are fraudulent; media censorship is widespread and journalists, both domestic and foreign, are regularly arrested and held without trial or charge.