ICC Calls On Canadian Government to Continue its Commitment to Iran Nuclear Agreement

Here is a press release on Iran Nuclear Agreement and the expected announcement from the Trump Administration:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) calls on the Government of Canada to continue its commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement regardless of the course of action the Trump Administration may take.

Toronto May 7, 2018

The Trump Administration is expected to announce its decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran Nuclear Agreement, on May 8, 2018. Analysts, experts and world leaders have warned about possible US withdrawal from the agreement. At this crucial juncture the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) calls on the Government of Canada to remain committed to the JCPOA and defend the Iran Nuclear Deal as an important victory for international diplomacy, peace and non-proliferation.

Since its creation, the Iran Deal has been endorsed by more than 90 nations as a vital path towards peace and stability in one of the most volatile regions of the globe. Many experts have gone further to posit that the JCPOA successfully averted another catastrophic conflict in the Middle East.

Since the implementation of the nuclear agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has, on several occasions, verified Iran’s full compliance with the JCPOA. In a recent statement the IAEA has also rejected Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent allegations against Iran.  

In an online survey conducted by the ICC in October 2017 of 1100 Iranian-Canadians over 90% of respondents expressed their strong support for the nuclear agreement. The majority of respondents believed that in the event that the US Trump administration withdraws from the nuclear agreement with Iran, the Canadian government should remain committed to the nuclear agreement.

We ask the Government of Canada to publicly express its firm commitment to the JCPOA, to comply with Resolution 2231, adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council and which formalizes the Iran nuclear agreement, and to work with European allies to ensure survival of the Iran Nuclear Deal regardless of the course of action that the Trump Administration may take in undermining this historic agreement.

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