Bipartisan Group of More Than 100 Diplomats Applaud Iran Nuclear Agreement

  • Secretary Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif sit down for a second day of nuclear Talks in Vienna in July, 2014. (Image courtesy of U.S. Department of State.)

A group of more than 100 former American ambassadors sent a letter to President Obama supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. The signers of the letter include diplomats who were appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents.

The deal with Iran “stands as a landmark agreement in deterring the proliferation of nuclear weapons,” the letter reads. "If properly implemented, this comprehensive and rigorously negotiated agreement can be an effective instrument in arresting Iran’s nuclear program and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons in the volatile and vitally important region of the Middle East.” The Iran Project, which organized the letter, was cofounded by the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 2002.

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New York Times: “Former U.S. Diplomats Praise Iran Deal” (July 16, 2015)

Read the full letter to the President

The Iran Project Welcomes the Announcement of a Framework for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran (April 6, 2015)