On July 14, the P5+1 and Iran agreed to a historic comprehensive nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This historic agreement prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, avoids a disastrous war of choice in the Middle East, and makes the world significantly safer.
On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Senate voted to uphold the deal. Congress's decision to defend diplomacy stemmed in part from a massive grassroots campaign that generated over 1.7 million phone calls, petition signatures, and emails to Congress between July and September 2015.
The deal represents the culmination of years of tough diplomacy and the best opportunity to constrain Iran’s nuclear weapon. This deal puts Iran’s nuclear program under lock and key with intrusive inspections that will keep an eye on Iran to ensure compliance. The comprehensive deal builds on a successful interim agreement that has frozen – and in key ways rolled back – Iran’s nuclear program.
The alternative to this deal is likely war, and that’s precisely what hardliners in the United States are rooting for. The very same people who pushed America into the Iraq War are trying to push us back towards a war with Iran. Such a war would not only be immensely costly – larger than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined – but it would make Iran more likely to kick out international inspectors and pursue a nuclear weapon.
We cannot let that happen.
Please join us in fighting for a safer world by supporting diplomacy – not war – with Iran!