UANI Statement In Response To Raisi’s Address At UNGA

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) released the following statement today in response to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) yesterday, where he stated that Iran was looking for guarantees from the United States that it would abide by any new nuclear agreement. Raisi said, “Our wish is only one thing commitment and the observance of commitment.”

“The path to any Iran deal with the U.S. that will stand the change of presidential administrations is one that is built on the foundation of bipartisan strategy and negotiated in conjunction with US allies and partners in Europe and the Middle East. 

President Raisi can do his part to make that pathway easier to reach. He should commit to a longer and stronger comprehensive agreement that permanently and verifiably closes the possibility of Iran developing a nuclear weapons capability and stops both their hostage-taking diplomacy and support for global terrorism.  

Only if an agreement is reached that meets these criteria will it be meet with bipartisan approval from Congress. In the meantime, until that occurs, President Biden should make no commitments or concessions to Iran. Additionally, U.S. diplomats should have walked out of the U.N. General Assembly chamber today after President Raisi, who is accused of crimes against humanity, held up a picture of the late terrorist Qasem Soleimani during his speech.” 

To read UANI’s An Open Letter To Biden Administration: A Path Forward For the P5+1 And Iran, please click here.