JCPOA

The Roots of Violence – episode 3 – Iran 2001 to 2021

Welcome to the third in our series of interviews in which we look at the Middle East region and try to understand better what is going on there. The view from the West is that it is a very violent…

Amb. Ali Soltanieh: “strategically it is a mistake to go for nuclear weapons”

As the time runs out for some kind of resolution to the problem of US and Iranian non-compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, Pressenza interviewed Iranian Ambassador Dr Ali Asghar Soltanieh. In this interview, we…

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

By Marc Finaud, Tony Robinson, and Mona Saleh[i]. Recent developments in the Middle East and the arrival of the Biden administration offer unique opportunities to improve regional security. However, obstacles on the way to such progress have far from disappeared.…

Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy

By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold President Biden’s commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA—is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now,…

Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to reverse Trump’s deals with the Middle East

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has called America’s allies in the Gulf “dictators” and said that agreements between regional states and Israel are not “peace deals”. Omar made her comments in an article in The Nation. Calling on President-elect Joe Biden…

IAEA chief’s death could spell the end of the Iran nuclear deal

With the recent death of the head of the IAEA, Netanyahu is finding renewed opportunity to bring the ‘atomic archives’ back to center stage and further sabotage the Iran nuclear deal. This is a grave strategic mistake. By Shemuel Meir The…

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. The Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA) is an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear programme, chiefly its uranium production and stockpile capacity and its heavy water reactor and production facilities. In response to Iranian compliance, it…

World under threat from “rogue” Trump

By Tony Robinson for DiEM25. US President Donald Trump’s refusal to recertify the Iran Nuclear Deal effectively sets a bomb ticking beneath it. The deal was the product of years of diplomatic moves by the international community to prevent Iran…

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

The Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA) is a demonstration of how well diplomacy can work. It is an example of the power of multilateral approaches to nuclear weapons that, by necessity involve a range of actors, including those who do not have nuclear weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish…