Iran

MCC Photo/Cheryl Zehr Walker
MCC Photo/Cheryl Zehr Walker

In July, a historic agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program was reached between Iran, the United States and five other nations. The agreement is a significant step forward for relations between Iran and the United States and a victory for nuclear non-proliferation.

Thanks in no small part to grassroots advocacy, Congress failed to pass a “disapproval” resolution within the 60-day review period, paving the way for the agreement to go into effect.
In November the United Nations’ nuclear monitoring agency reported that Iran is taking the first steps to comply with its obligations under the agreement. —Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach