Biden Must Reseal the Deal!
Negotiations for the United States and Iran to return to the Iran Nuclear Deal have stalled out with only a few issues still to be agreed upon and the clock is about to run out.
This moment is urgent, and we as peace-loving people must send a strong message to President Biden that he must act quickly to reseal the deal. Add your name to our letter to Biden here.
Dear President Biden,
We, as peace-loving people, have been embracing people-to-people diplomacy with the people of Iran and we need you to engage in successful state-to-state diplomacy by resealing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran Nuclear Deal. Negotiations to return to the Iran Nuclear Deal have stalled out with only a few issues still to be agreed upon and the clock is about to run out. We, the undersigned, who understand the urgency of the situation, appeal to engage in vigorous good-faith diplomacy to successfully and quickly reseal the deal.
The JCPOA was working just fine until Trump's unilateral withdrawal. His disastrous “maximum pressure” policy, as well as assassinations and sabotage of Iranian nuclear facilities by both the U.S. and Israel, have only pushed the Iranian government to step up its nuclear program and helped get a more conservative government in power. Worse yet, Trump's sanctions (particularly brutal in light of the COVID crisis) have caused serious economic and medical hardships for the Iranian people. Your administration has done nothing to alleviate these hardships.
While as a candidate you criticized Trump's hardline on Iran, as President you have kept Trump's policy in, delayed re-entry for far too long, and are failing to resolve the last barriers to the deal being resealed.
Your refusal to agree to remove Iran’s Revolutionary Guards from a US terrorism list is evidence of failing at diplomacy. Removing the IRGC’s terror designation would not have a substantive effect — Trump designated the IRGC a FTO in 2019 to make it harder for a future administration to revive the deal — as the IRGC would remain sanctioned as a "specially designated global terrorist" (SDGT) on a separate US blacklist list created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. What removing the designation would do is help reach a final agreement with Iran.
The clock is running out on how long the current status quo can be sustained. The U.S. must negotiate reasonably and in good faith—and do so quickly. We have already lost over a year — a year that has meant more suffering for 80 million Iranians! We, the undersigned, appeal to you to get the U.S. back into the JCPOA.