Sign the petition to President Biden: Restore the Iran Deal
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 intrusive 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 crushing sanctions that have harmed the Iranian people above all. 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 is currently in talks to re-enter the nuclear deal with Iran. 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.
This historic diplomatic opportunity is at risk of being lost. President Biden must take bold diplomatic steps and seek a deal that brings durable sanctions relief for the Iranian people and puts the lid on Iran’s nuclear program.
Sign the petition: Demand President Biden reenter the Iran nuclear deal.