Terms Of Iran Nuclear Agreement

Pro-Israel groups in the United States were divided on the JCPOA. [212] The American Israel Public Affairs Committee rejected the agreement and created a new group 501 (c) (4), Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, to conduct a television advertising campaign against the agreement. [197] [212] [213] [214] In August 2015, it was reported that AIPAC and Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran were planning to spend between $20 million and $40 million on its campaign. [215] From mid-July to August 4, 2015, aIPAC`s Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran spent more than $11 million on political television advertising, which opposed the agreement in 23 states, including more than $1 million in California, Florida, New York and Texas. [215] [216] In the first week of August, AIPAC stated that it had held 400 meetings with congressional offices as part of its campaign to defeat the agreement. [215] June 5, 2020: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) publishes two new reports, one on the verification and monitoring of the Agency in Iran in accordance with Security Council resolutions 2231 and JCPOA, and the other on Iran`s comprehensive safeguards agreement with the Agency. The first notes that Iran`s stockpile of low-enriched uranium continues to exceed the limits set out in the 2015 nuclear deal. It lists three sites where potentially undeclared nuclear activities took place before 2003, when Iran abandoned its nuclear weapons program, and notes that Iran has not responded to IAEA requests for access to two of the sites. Unlike AIPAC, another pro-Israel organization, J Street, supported the agreement and planned a $5 million advertising effort to encourage Congress to support it. [215] [217] During the first week of August, J Street launched a three-week, $2 million advertising campaign to support the agreement with television commercials in Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon and Pennsylvania. [218] [219] From mid-July to early August, J Street reported having 125 meetings with congressional offices.

[215] J Street also paid for prominent Israelis who supported the agreement (including Amram Mitzna, a retired Israeli general, Knesset member and mayor of Haifa) to fly to the United States to convince members of Congress to support it. [215] But in May 2019, Iran suspended the commitments under the agreement and gave the other signatories 60 days to protect it from U.S. sanctions, or else it would resume production of highly enriched uranium. Iran has also agreed not to participate in activities, including research and development, that could contribute to the development of an atomic bomb. As stipulated by the JCPOA, the agreement has been formally approved by the UN Security Council. [147] [148] [149] [150] There is disagreement as to whether the agreement is legally binding on the United States. On April 2, 2015, a framework was reached for a nuclear agreement with Iran.