Ask your MP to back the Iran Nuclear Deal
MPs have tabled Early Day Motion 1251 in response to President Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Iran nuclear deal.
In 2015, an agreement was made between Iran, the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany on Iran's nuclear programme. Iran agreed to limit its nuclear programme and in return, crippling economic sanctions on Iran were lifted. The deal assured concerned states that Iran was not developing nuclear weapons; Iran allowed inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global nuclear watchdog, to monitor Iran's nuclear sites. The agreement, formally entitled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is known as the Iran nuclear deal.
The EDM expresses concern that President Trump has announced he will pull the USA out of the agreement, despite the IAEA's confirmation that Iran is in full compliance with the deal, and calls on the UK Government to urge the US to reconsider its decision and stand by its commitments to ensure peace and stability in the Middle East:
That this House is deeply concerned by the decision of 8 May 2018 by the President of the United States of America to withdraw the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and re-impose economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran; is disappointed that this decision was made despite the International Atomic Energy Agency's confirmation that Iran is in full compliance with the JCPOA; believes that President Trump's decision will undermine progress towards the normalisation of relations between Iran and Western governments and will threaten peace, security, and stability in the Middle East; notes that the erosion of the JCPOA will serve to undermine international attempts to curb nuclear proliferation and could seriously hamper the opportunity to deliver a denuclearised Korean Peninsula; expresses regret about the damage this decision will do to the credibility of and trust in multilateral agreements; commends those countries, including the UK, that have reaffirmed their commitment to the JCPOA; and calls on the Government to use its influence in Washington to urge the US to reconsider its approach to the JCPOA and to uphold its commitments to the deal, Iran, and the wider region.
Please email your MP and ask them to add their name in support.