ABSTRACT

Options to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement [October 11, 2017]   [open pdf - 631KB]

"Trump Administration statements, including President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 19, 2017, assert that the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), does not address the full range of potential threats posed by Iran. Administration officials assert that the Administration seeks to renegotiate the JCPOA, or negotiate a separate accord, to address the full range of U.S. concerns on Iran. The other powers that negotiated the accord with Iran--Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany--assert that the JCPOA is succeeding in its core objectives and that its implementation should not be jeopardized. This report analyzes some of the options the Administration might use to end or alter U.S. implementation of the JCPOA, if there is a decision to do so. These options, which might involve use of procedures in the JCPOA itself or the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA, P.L. 114-17), are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Some potential implications of Administration decisions on the JCPOA are analyzed as well."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44942
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2017-10-11
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