Agreement Achieved on a Framework Deal to Prevent a Nuclear-Armed Iran

According to reports, the P5+1 world powers have reached a agreement on a framework of a final deal to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and its sister organization, Council for a Livable World, commend the U.S. and its negotiating partners for this breakthrough on the way to a comprehensive and peaceful resolution to one of the world’s most critical security challenges.

State of the Union Press Release

Following President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation issued a statement praising the President for his commitment to defend diplomacy against Congressional encroachment on a diplomatic deal.

News from Vienna, Progress On Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran

Today, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, issued a statement praising U.S. and P5+1 diplomats on opting to extend nuclear negotiations with Iran, and to encourage all parties to continue to seek a comprehensive deal that will ultimately will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Iran Talks Need More Time

Today, world powers announced the need for an extension of negotiations with Iran as diplomats work to achieve a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear program. The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation strongly supports more time for diplomacy—without interference from Congress—to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and the potential for military engagement.

Statement by Former SFRC / Intelligence Staffer on Menendez-Graham Iran Letter

“The underlying demand that Iran dismantle all its ‘illicit nuclear infrastructure’ is simply not a feasible negotiations outcome,” says National Advisory Board Member Edward Levine. “So, if the signatories really mean what that phrase says, then they do not want these negotiations to succeed.” Levine spent more than 14 years as a senior professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and over 20 years with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.