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Iran Diplomacy Works is a J Street project to provide key information on a renewed diplomatic agreement with Iran to permanently cut their path to a nuclear weapon and avoid another catastrophic war in the Middle East.





Polls Show Strong Support for Diplomacy with Iran

A flag is waved at the inauguration ceremony in 2013 for Barack Obama.

Americans support a return to diplomacy and see Trump’s approach as a failure. A full 59% of American voters support the United States re-entering the agreement, including 72% of Democrats and 63% of Independents. A full 63% of Americans opposed President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the deal.

Learn more about public opinion on diplomacy with Iran >>

Trump Failed, Diplomacy Worked

Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

The seven-nation JCPOA negotiated under President Obama and Vice President Biden blocked Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon and avoided yet another potentially catastrophic war in the Middle East. Under President Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign, Iran increased its stockpiles and production, has further developed its facilities and ramped up attacks on American troops and US allies.

The full story behind Trump’s failed maximum pressure campaign >>

Israeli Officials: Trump & Netanyahu Failed Disastrously

Benjamin Netanyahu at a podium.

“What happened in 2018 was a tragedy,” said former Mossad Director Tamir Pardo. Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak described it as “delusional decision” that allowed the Iranians to move forward. “What postponed Iranian progress towards achieving nuclear weapons was the nuclear agreement — and not military action,” said Amos Yadlin, former chief of IDF Military Intelligence. “The main mistake was the withdrawal from the agreement,” said former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Read direct quotes from Israeli officials backing diplomacy and slamming Trump’s withdrawal >>

FAQs: Separate the Facts from the Falsehoods

Iran talks.

Nuclear experts consider the seven-nation JCPOA the “gold standard” of non-proliferation agreements with tight limits on stockpiles and equipment, an intrusive inspections regime and a permanent block on Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Learn how the agreement worked and help combat misinformation >>

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Iran diplomacy works is proudly a J Street Campaign.

At J Street, we’re proud to speak out for the pro-diplomacy, pro-peace majority of American voters and American Jews who know that only smart, strategic, strong diplomacy can prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and avoid another catastrophic conflict in the Middle East. Together, we’re fighting for a just, peaceful and equal future for all.

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