Analysis: Time Is Running Short for Europe to Save the Iran Nuclear Agreement
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“You cannot swim without getting wet,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the annual International Mediterranean Dialogues Conference last week, signaling that Iran is losing patience with European leaders and expects the European Union (EU) to back up its political support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with concrete actions.
Bijan Ahmadi is a peace advocate and the founder of the Institute For Peace & Diplomacy. He has been interviewed about Iran’s foreign policy and the Iran nuclear agreement by major media outlets including CBC, The Star, Globe and Mail, iPolitics, BBC Persian, Radio Canada, CTV News. In 2017, in his former role as the President of the Iranian Canadian Congress, he testified at the Canadian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee about the negative impact of sanctions on Iran.
Younes Zangiabadi is the research director at the Iranian Canadian Congress where he organizes policy briefings for Canadian parliamentarians and policymakers focused on Canada’s Iran policy, US-Iran relations, and the nuclear agreement with Iran. He has written for publications including the Huffington Post and Forbes. He is is currently a Masters Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.