On July 14, 2015, President Obama announced that international negotiators had reached agreement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Robust debate followed, with supporters of the deal arguing that it would put in place verifiable restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and critics worried that it would do too little to prevent Iranian cheating while leaving other issues—Iran’s ballistic missiles and its support for terrorism, for example—off the table.
As the first anniversary of the JCPOA approaches, it is possible to assess how the deal has fared thus far and what challenges or opportunities its implementation might present going forward. The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a keynote address by Ambassador Stephen Mull, the State Department’s lead coordinator for Iran nuclear implementation, and an expert panel discussion.
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Keynote remarks by:
Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, State Department
Panel discussion with:
Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Senior Counselor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations