The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a new infographic and analysis today 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.
The analysis is authored by Senator Charles Robb, General (ret.) Charles Wald and Blaise Misztal, director of BPC’s Foreign Policy Project. Over the past six years in four comprehensive reports, BPC’s Foreign Policy Project has advocated for preventing a nuclear Iran.
Last November, the JPA, negotiated between the P5+1 countries, including the United States, and Iran, gave negotiators six months to reach an agreement on the future of Iran’s nuclear program. “No deal is better than a bad deal,” is a refrain that has been repeated by members of Congress from both sides of the aisle; high-ranking Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and chief nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman; and numerous experts. Despite such pronouncements, there is very little publicly available information on what might separate a “bad deal” from a good one. In anticipation of the July 20th JPA deadline, these resources aim to fill this gap by discussing the many issues that any deal will have to address and provides reference points—the current status of Iran’s nuclear program, past administration and congressional proposals for reining in that program, and expert proposals for a “good” deal—by which to judge any deal.
About the Bipartisan Policy Center
Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. For more information, please visit www.bipartisanpolicy.org.