The Global Majority International Advisory Board and Board of Directors welcomes the signing of the Vienna agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)) between Iran and the governments of the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

We endorse the Vienna agreement as it is consistent with Global Majority’s commitment to promoting peace through dialogue and prioritizing negotiation and mediation as a superior alternative to war and violence. According to the negotiators and security experts involved, the agreement will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons programs for the next 10-15 years, demonstrating that determined diplomacy – without the use of violence – can contribute to the resolution of long-standing international conflicts.

Major Israeli security experts such as former Mossad head Ephraim Halevy and former General Security Services Head Ami Ayalon agree that this is a good deal, for all concerned. And, Global Majority echoes the members of the coalition of Israeli peace movements who have stated:

“The Policy Committee of the Israeli Peace NGO Forum welcomes the nuclear agreement with Iran, which uses diplomacy rather than war as the preferred strategy for the resolution of conflicts.”

This agreement does not disregard or overshadow other regional policy concerns between Iran and stakeholder nations. Important diplomatic developments are still needed concerning Iran’s role in the Middle East, and its relationship to Israel and Arab countries.  However, the Vienna agreement is only the start of a process, both in terms of the relationship between Iran and the global powers, and its relationship with the rest of the Middle East.

Furthermore, we recommend that the 22 members of the League of Arab States, and the 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (including Iran) who endorsed the Arab Peace Initiative in 2007, build upon the Vienna agreement to forge a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – creating a new regime of peace and security in the region.

The Vienna Agreement demonstrates that conflicts can be resolved with the aid of determined and creative non-violent diplomacy.

We urge all members of the United States Congress to support this agreement.

 


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