Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Iran nuclear agreement is 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. 

But the fight isn’t over. The landmark 2015 agreement remains fragile even though it’s working seamlessly, keeping both US troops and the world safer. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to “rip it up” – a threat he thankfully has yet to act on. But detractors in Congress have already tried to kill the deal and they likely won’t give up soon. And new sanctions legislation, warned former Secretary of State John Kerry, 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

  • We’ve come together because we share a passion for achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

    December 19, 2013 - By Michael Douglas and Farshad Farahat
  • The U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is a significant step toward ensuring that Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon. In his Los Angeles Times opinion piece, "What defusing Iran would mean," Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione looks at the broader implications for successfully implementing the interim deal and the steps to follow.

    December 9, 2013 - By admin
  • With so much confusion and misinformation over the recent interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione sat down with noted scholar and Middle East commentator Reza Aslan to sort out the facts. Dr. Aslan has been a member of the Ploughshares Fund board of directors since 2006.

    December 6, 2013 - By admin
  • Every president since Jimmy Carter has tried to make a deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. None have succeeded. President Barack Obama just did. The deal to limit and begin to roll back Iran’s nuclear program may be the most important foreign policy success of his tenure.

    November 25, 2013 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Many of the same pundits who championed the invasion of Iraq are attempting to scuttle negotiations with Iran by portraying that nation’s nuclear program as an imminent threat and arguing that a diplomatic deal with the “untrustworthy” regime is impossible.

    November 22, 2013 - By Lauren Shellito
  • The talks held between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom) and Iran in Geneva on October 15 and16 were a positive step toward breaking the deadlocked nuclear negotiations. The U.S.

    November 6, 2013 - By admin
  • Tomorrow, between 12:30 and 1:00pm ET (9:30-10:00am PT), Middle East expert and Ploughshares Fund policy director Joel Rubin will sit down to chat LIVE on Facebook and respond to any questions you may have on nuclear negotiations with Iran.

    October 9, 2013 - By Amanda Waldron
  • By any measure, this was a remarkable week in foreign affairs. U.S President Obama and Iranian President Rouhani expressed a willingness to engage in diplomacy at the UN General Assembly.

    September 27, 2013 - By admin
  • On Thursday September 19, 2013, Ploughshares Fund helped launchGive Peace a Dance,” an online video featuring Iranian American comedian, Maz

    September 24, 2013 - By admin
  • Last year, the conventional wisdom in Washington was that military strikes on Iran were imminent. In cafes in San Francisco, however, very few people were even aware that there was a dispute.

    September 19, 2013 - By admin