On The JCPOA’s Fifth Anniversary, Its Flaws Are More Apparent Than Ever

(New York, N.Y.) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Tuesday, July 14:

“Five years after the inking of the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the JCPOA, its flaws are more apparent than ever. The agreement’s reversible and temporary constraints offered the extremist, anti-American regime in Tehran a clear pathway to nuclear weapons. Moreover, the agreement did nothing to moderate the regime or curb its dangerous and aggressive behavior. For example, the arms embargo on Iran under U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 expires in three months. This sunset is the result of a dangerous concession made under the JCPOA to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The events of recent days offer a cautionary tale: the coalition in Yemen just announced that it intercepted four missiles and six explosive drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthis. The expiration of the arms embargo will only further embolden Iran, its partners in violence, and its proxies.

“The JCPOA made the regime in Tehran stronger, not weaker. The U.S. withdrawal turned that around. Iran’s currency is now in a freefall. The time has come for the E3 (France, Britain, and Germany) to recognize that the JCPOA is too broken to succeed, and to support the United States in its maximum pressure campaign.”

UANI’s report, What’s Wrong With the JCPOA?, outlines its dangerous provisions and sunset clauses. UANI also maintains a database, entitled Myth of Regime Moderation, cataloguing Iran’s malign behavior both during and after the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA. Lastly, UANI’s report, JCPOA Sunset Alert, analyzes the implications of the expiration of the arms embargo on Iran.

To read UANI’s report, What’s Wrong With the JCPOA?, please click here.

To explore UANI’s resource, Myth of Regime Moderation, please click here.

To read UANI’s report, JCPOA Sunset Alert, please click here.