The Iran Nuclear Agreement

February 9, 2014: Iran and the IAEA meet to discuss other steps Iran must take under the November 11 framework agreement to allay the Agency`s concerns about Iran`s nuclear program. They agree on additional measures, including Iran`s previous work on bridge cable detonators, one of activities prior to possible military dimensions. The Judeo-American community was divided over the agreement. On August 19, 2015, the leaders of the Jewish Reform Movement, the largest Jewish denomination in the United States, made a lengthy public statement expressing a neutral position. [251] [252] The declaration signed by the leaders of the Union for the Reform of Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Center for Religious Action on The Reform of Judaism and the Association of Zionist Reform of America reflected what Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the URJ, described as a “deep division within the movement.” [251] On August 20, 2015, a group of 26 local Jewish elected officials present and foreign published a full-page advertisement in the New York Times containing a statement supporting the agreement; The signatories included three former presidents of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, as well as former AIPAC Executive Director Tom Dine. [253] On August 17, 2015, a group of 340 rabbis, organized by Ameinu, wrote an open letter to Congress supporting the agreement: “We fully support this historic nuclear agreement with many other Jewish leaders.” [254] The signatories were mostly reforming rabbis, but at least 50 rabbis of the conservative movement and at least one Orthodox rabbi. Among the chief rabbis who signed the letter were Sharon Brous, Burton Visotzky, Nina Beth Cardin, Lawrence Kushner, Sharon Kleinbaum and Amy Eilberg. [254] In a separate letter published on 27 August, 11 former Jewish democratic members of Congress asked for their support for the agreement; The letter noted the pro-Israel certification of the signatories and the agreement “ends the imminent threat of a nuclear Iran,” while refusing to “put Iran back on the path of developing a nuclear weapon within two to three months.” Signatories included former Senator Carl Levin and former representatives Barney Frank, Mel Levine, Steve Rothman and Robert Wexler. [256] General Anthony Zinni, a retired marine corps, said he had refused both parties` requests to sign their letters and told Time magazine: “I am convinced that 90% of the guys who signed the letter in one way or another have no idea if it is a good deal or a bad deal. They sign it because someone asked them to sign it. On the JCPOA, Zinni said: “The agreement is fine if you think it can work.

But if it`s a Neville Chamberlain, then you`re in a world. [238] Iran receives the first delivery in an order for 100 aircraft purchased by Airbus. Sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal allow Iran to buy new commercial aircraft. Ankit Panda of The Diplomat says this will make it impossible for Iran to comply with the JCPOA, but escapes the reintroduction of sanctions. [117] But Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies (which opposes the agreement) argues that the United States would be reluctant to impose a “snapback” for minor offences, with the JCPOA predicting that Iran could consider the reintroduction of sanctions (partially or totally) as a reason for withdrawing from the agreement: “The only thing you will bring to the Security Council , are massive violations of Iran. you certainly do not risk the Iranians turning away from the agreement and embarking on a nuclear escalation for minor violations. [118] Finally, on 14 July 2015, all parties agreed on a comprehensive nuclear agreement. [58] At the time of the announcement, shortly before 11:00 GMT, the agreement was made available to the public. [59] During the June 2012 negotiations in Moscow, the parties did not change their position, but further details of Iran`s proposal were disclosed.

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