2-4-2021 President Biden is nu alweer enige tijd in functie, maar maakt geen aanstalten om weer toe te treden tot de nucleaire deal met Iran. Daarom is Beyond the Bomb een petitie begonnen. Onder president Obama sloten de VS en andere landen deze deal, die effectief de toegang van Iran tot atoomwapens verhinderde. President Trump zei de deal weer op.
Beyond the Bomb schrijft:
In 2015, President Obama negotiated the Iran Deal -- an agreement that blocked Iran's pathways to nuclear weapons in return for lifting sanctions that had devastated the Iranian economy. The deal provided unprecedented access to Iran's nuclear program and created the most instructive nuclear inspections that any country has ever voluntarily accepted.
The Iran deal was the result of years of painstaking negotiations and is one of the strongest and most significant nuclear nonproliferation arrangements in history. With this deal, we peacefully eliminated the threat of a nuclear armed Iran and strengthened our own national security. Without it, we face yet another avoidable disastrous conflict in the Middle East.
In 2018, Trump reneged on the Iran deal and imposed sanctions on Iran. With the U.S. out of the deal, Iran has had little incentive to abide by the deal and has reduced its compliance.Trump undermined American credibility for future international agreements, further isolated the U.S. from major allies, and impoverished the Iranian people.
Now is the time for the United States to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
President Biden campaigned on the promise of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and we must hold him to that.
Returning to the Iran deal is a necessary requirement for effective, broader diplomacy with Iran. The United States, along with people worldwide, deserve a long-term diplomatic approach to Iran and the wider region that minimizes human suffering and fosters lasting peace.
The U.S. has yet to reenter the agreement and this historic diplomatic opportunity is at risk of being lost. President Biden must ignore attacks from warhawks and take bold steps to jumpstart diplomacy with Iran.
Sign the petition: Demand President Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal.
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