The Iran Project Welcomes the Announcement of a Framework for a Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran

The Iran Project has released a statement on the April 2nd announcement detailing the framework agreement reached by Iran and the United States along with five other world powers to limit Iran's nuclear program. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, National Security Advisors Brent Scowcroft, Sandy Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, retired Admirals William Fallon and James Stavridis, and recent Senate Committee Chairmen Dick Lugar, Carl Levin, and Nancy Kassebaum, as well as Ambassadors Tom Pickering and Ryan Crocker join a bipartisan group of more than 50 retired military officials, U.S. foreign policy leaders, ambassadors, and leading national security experts in applauding the achievement reached after 18 months of complex negotiations, while recognizing there is still more work to be done. The Iran Project statement also encourages a renewed bipartisan effort to continue to move toward peace and security in the region. The Iran Project is a nongovernmental organization working to promote diplomatic solutions between the United States and Iranian governments. It was founded in 2002 by the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

In a piece by David Callahan for Inside Philanthropy, RBF president, Stephen Heintz, discussed the role philanthropy has played in supporting Track II diplomacy with Iran since 2002. While grantmaking sums have been modest, Heintz highlights the importance of fostering dialogue among Iranians and Americans to help break down decades of distrust between the two countries.

Download The Iran Project's statement [PDF]

Read David Callahan's piece, "Philanthropy and the Iran Nukes Deal: An "Acupuncture Moment"

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Media Coverage

The Huffington Post: "Bipartisan Group of Over 50 Senior Military and Diplomatic Leaders Endorse Iran Deal Framework" (April 6, 2015)

Politico: "The Iran deal's cheerleaders" (April 6, 2015)

The Hill: "Foreign policy luminaries urge Congress to hold off on Iran bills" (April 7, 2015)

Related Links

How a Nuclear Agreement Could Impact U.S. Policy Toward Iran and Its Neighbors (September 17, 2014)

The Iran Project Urges United States to Reevaluate its Foreign Policy Toward Iran (April 18, 2013)

Report Offers Analysis on Sanctions Imposed Against Iran (December 10, 2012)

Report Examines Costs and Benefits of Military Force Against Iran (September 13, 2012)