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Bipartisan Letter Urges EU Leaders to Activate UN Sanctions Snapback on Iran

Thirty-five House members have sent a letter to leaders of Britain, France, and Germany, urging them to immediately initiate the snapback mechanism of United Nations sanctions on Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The letter emphasizes the urgency of taking action in light of the upcoming expiration of the UN embargo on Iran's missile and drone programs later this year. The lawmakers argue that Iran has failed to fulfill its nonproliferation commitments and stress the need to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. They assert that appeasement does not lead to peace and highlight Iran's violations of the JCPOA, including the operation of advanced centrifuges and the acquisition of expertise in enriching near weapons-grade uranium. The representatives underscore the irreversibility of Iran's violations and argue that maintaining the sunset provisions of the old deal would render any new agreement worthless. The letter, led by Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) stress the threat Iran's nuclear program poses to Israel and the broader region. It calls for bold and decisive action to impose consequences on Iran and curb its nuclear and malign activities.


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