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April 2, 2021

The Iran Nuclear Deal or No Deal

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, grassroots organizations from across the country joined together to present the most recent developments surrounding the JCPOA and what they may mean for the future of Iran and the rest of the Middle East. You can watch the recording here.

This event featured opening remarks from Senator Chris Murphy (CT) and Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17). Our expert panel included Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York; Kelsey Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at Arms Control Association; Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council; and was moderated by Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council.

This event was co-sponsored by: Brooklyn for Peace; CODEPINK; Coloradans for Middle East Diplomacy & Peace; Demand Progress; Friends Committee on National Legislation Colorado Advocacy Team; Friends Committee on National Legislation New York City Advocacy Team; Friends Committee on National Legislation New York State Advocacy Team; Friends Committee on National Legislation San Jose Advocacy Team; Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace; Historians for Peace and Democracy; J Street Arizona; J Street Baltimore; J Street Colorado; J Street NYC; J Street – Pittsburgh Chapter; J Street Sacramento; J Street SF Bay Area; J Street – Silicon Valley Chapter; Jewish Voice for Peace – Denver/Boulder Chapter; Long Island Activists; Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; Manhattan Project for a Nuclear Free World; Maryland Peace Action; Massachusetts Peace Action; Mountain View Friends Meeting Peace & Justice Committee; National Iranian American Council; New Jersey Peace Action; New York Progressive Action Network; NYPAN Greene; No War Westchester; North Country Peace Group; PEAC Institute; Peace Action; Peace Action Bay Ridge; Peace Action New York State; Peace & Social Justice Committee of the 15th St. Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); Rethinking Foreign Policy, Inc.; Peace Corps Iran Association; Progressive Democrats of Sussex County (Delaware); Progressive East End Reformers; Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center; South Country Peace Group; Suffolk Progressives; Syracuse Peace Council; Upper Hudson Peace Action; WESPAC; Win Without War; Women’s Action for New Directions; and Women’s March.

Media hits:

JPost – “US must rejoin Iran deal ‘as quickly as possible’ – US lawmakers”

Middle East Eye ‘Disappointing start’: US progressive Ro Khanna criticises Biden’s Iran policy

Responsible Statecraft Progressive Dems: Biden needs to move first on Iran nuclear deal

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