Today, a bipartisan group of over 50 American national security leaders issued a statement urging the incoming Biden Administration to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) swiftly and without preconditions.
“The immediate U.S. commitment to rejoin the JCPOA will require Iran to return to full compliance, prevent it from a nuclear weapon, and reduce the risk of war. With the JCPOA reinvigorated by Iran and the U.S., the hard work can begin on regional arms limitations and provide a foundation from which to resolve regional differences and explore regional cooperation” the authors write.
The signers include former: Secretaries of Defense, William Perry and Chuck Hagel; Acting Secretary of State, Tom Shannon; Director of Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan; Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command, General (ret.) Chuck Boyd; Acting Under Secretaries of State Thomas Pickering and Frank Wisner ; U.S. Senators, Tom Daschle and Tim Wirth; U.S. Representatives, Lee Hamilton and David Dreier; U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills; and Ambassadors, Anne Patterson, Ryan Crocker, Winston Lord, and Daniel Kurtzer.
Full text of the document can be found here.