High Standards and High Stakes: Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal

KEYWORDS: BRAD SHERMAN, DAN COATS, ELIOT ENGEL, FOUNDATION FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES, ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, IRAN, MARK KIRK, NUCLEAR WEAPONS

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Hart Senate Building, Room 902, Washington, DC

Add to Calendar

As the P5+1 approaches the July 20th deadline for a final Iran nuclear deal, what standards should Congress seek in an acceptable agreement? And what are the stakes for the United States and its allies? BPC, the Foreign Policy Initiative, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a public forum on these and other questions featuring Members of Congress and experts.

BPC released a new infographic and analysis that shows what would constitute an acceptable nuclear deal with Iran as the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) deadline approaches this weekend. The visual shows various ideas of what a “good” outcome could consist of and the analysis expands on the options.

Iran Nuclear DealIran Nuclear Deal

Follow the discussion on Twitter @BPC_Bipartisan #IranDeal.


Member remarks by:

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senator Dan Coats (R-IN)
Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade

Expert panel discussion featuring:

Stephen G. Rademaker
Former Assistant Secretary of State

Reuel Marc Gerecht
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Dr. Ray Takeyh
Council on Foreign Relations