Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Iran nuclear agreement was a major victory for national and global security. Negotiated by the US and other world powers, the agreement stopped an Iranian bomb from being developed without starting a new war in the Middle East. Civil society played a critical role in this historic victory. 

President Trump has violated the agreement, but the fight isn’t over. The landmark 2015 agreement remains fragile even though it’s working, keeping both US troops and the world safer. As former Secretary of State John Kerry warned, the re-imposition of sanctions could cause the landmark accord to unravel. In the face of these challenges, Ploughshares Fund and its grantees are working harder than ever to protect this important accord from those who seek to undermine it.

Latest News and Analysis on the Ongoing Struggle to Defend the Iran Nuclear Agreement

  • Controversy at State Department, prospects for US-DPRK talks, and Iranian oil tanker

    JOE: Great, I want to start with you, Mary, right off on Iran because you've got a couple of stories to cover today and let me start with something that's not happening in the Middle East, but it's happening in Foggy...

    August 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Nuclear explosion in Russia, US and Europe's differing Iran policy

    MICHELLE: Thank you, Joe. Welcome back to another Early Warning. I'm Michelle Dover and I'm joined today by Deputy Director of Policy here at Ploughshares, Mary Kaszynski, and Global Zero's Program Director, Jessica Sleight. Thank you both for joining me. So you know the drill. We have seven...

    August 13, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Emergency meeting in Vienna, North Korea’s recent missile launches

    Michelle: This weekend we saw an emergency meeting in Vienna with officials from Iran, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, basically everybody except the US who signed up to the deal. And the point of the meeting was to see whether there was a way to save the agreement in light of the...

    July 30, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Trump Is Misleading America Into A New War

    This is not a drill. A new Middle East war is coming, perhaps soon. Only dramatic political action by the American people and their political leaders can stop it. President Trump says he does not want war with Iran. Perhaps the entire war scare is just another neurotic impulse. Or he may believe...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  •  The threat of war with Iran

    As Ploughshares president Joe Cirincione said about the threat of war with Iran during a recent interview on WBEZ Chicago, “It looks like the United States is intentionally trying to provoke an Iranian reaction that could be used as a justification for war.” We have an opportunity to avoid a new...

    May 23, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Iran: Statement Of Pro-Diplomacy Groups

    Pro-diplomacy groups representing millions of American voters urge lawmakers to publicly articulate and support the following principles with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that verifiably blocks each of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and created a much-needed...

    February 20, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Livestream: The Future of US Nuclear Policy 11/14

    Join us on Wednesday, November 14th on Facebook for a livestreamed, in-depth briefing on the future of US nuclear policy. This event will be live streamed on the Ploughshares Fund Facebook page. The conference will feature major speeches by Rep. Adam Smith, Sen. Edward J. Markey, Rep. Ted Lieu,...

    October 31, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Tell Congress to Block Trump's War With Iran

    There is a very real possibility that President Trump is about to start a new war in the Middle East. In July, in a late-night tweet from the White House, President Trump threatened Iran, in all caps, with “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED.” War with Iran...

    September 27, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • President Trump Has Broken the Iran Deal. Now He Owns It.

    President Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement breaks trust with our allies and needlessly endangers US national security. This is a crisis of the president’s own making. Trump’s withdrawal will likely lead to the collapse of the agreement,...

    May 9, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • We encourage you to come see, "All the Shah's Men," a play by Matthew Spangler. This original work based on Stephen Kinzer's award-winning book by the same name will be on stage in San Francisco's Mission District, May 3-20. Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA Directed by...

    April 13, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund