J Street believes that Iran obtaining nuclear weapons would pose a very serious threat to American and Israeli interests and to peace and stability in the Middle East and around the world. J Street strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s vile anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric, its outrageous support for acts of international terrorism, its destabilizing and bloody meddling in the affairs of its neighbors, and its deplorable domestic human rights record.

J Street therefore strongly endorses American and international efforts to ensure that Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon. We have supported the Obama administration’s approach on the issue, which has emphasized strong international sanctions leading to diplomacy.

To that end, J Street lobbied for the passage of multiple rounds of strong sanctions against the Iranian regime. We also supported President Obama’s early and successful effort to secure unprecedented multilateral sanctions through the United Nations Security Council.

J Street strongly supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed by Iran, the United States and five major world powers on July 14, 2015. We worked tirelessly to ensure the agreement was not rejected by Congress, because we believe that it blocks all of Iran’s paths toward developing a nuclear weapon and is underpinned by a robust regime of international monitoring and inspections. The JCPOA thereby advances US security interests and removes an existential threat to Israel.

With Congressional review of the JCPOA completed, J Street has set forth a policy agenda on next steps regarding Iran to help ensure the successful implementation of the nuclear agreement while advancing policies that complement that effort and advance priorities that strengthen the security interests of the United States, our ally Israel, and our partners in the region.

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