Along with former diplomats and leaders from the national security community, The Iran Project issued a statement recommending the U.S. not withdraw from the nuclear deal and instead pursue a comprehensive policy that furthers U.S. national security interests and pushes back against Iran’s threatening actions in the region.
Fund President Stephen Heintz introduced and moderated a keynote discussion with Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, about U.S.-Iran relations a year after the signing of the Iranian nuclear deal.
IRAP director Becca Heller, right, in conversation with journalist and editor Tina Brown on April 4, 2016. (Courtesy of TheCharlesBronfmanPrize.com)
Rebecca Heller, the director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project, was awarded the 2015 Charles Bronfman Prize for its work providing legal services to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
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 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.
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. The statement applauds the achievement reached after 18 months of complex negotiations, while recognizing there is still more work to be done.