Moniz on Trump’s Iran Deal Decision, Removing Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risks in New York, and more.

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Oct 2017

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“By threatening to pull out of the accord at any time, passing the matter to Congress and urging Congress to impose new conditions on Iran unilaterally, President Trump is taking global pressure off Iran, isolating the United States and precipitating a diplomatic crisis with serious consequences where there was none,” NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest Moniz said http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=0c408158f90a026be89b53b889f868c10799b5743c2e15076c2dbfcd00cc451bf0ee0030ecf33f0c642be88159eb706983aeaecdab3b68e9 in a statement, following President Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with nuclear agreement. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=0c408158f90a026b8ee48f8d3fad6cd0c434e209142ac375672e9b8fcac19ae5f3f930e85e9ae62bfea170c07d897bc70e5e4babfb948769 Moniz recently sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo to discuss the risks of abandoning the Iran deal on New Day. To find extensive NTI analysis on Iran, including a database of Iran’s missile tests by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=0c408158f90a026bf4a165ac2954af2e235a72fcebf9e1243e5177380edd4f3285e57fa009340be7fc52a30e51d2e2c0a34845ac44a4b442 CLICK HERE

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Actor Michael Douglas http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=0c408158f90a026bc76e56b131d9cd4b3e94cac29cb6a305ba55e73ad7b3e48519b00586c3c169d169379ea8b5051e61d33237f474726b62 praised the choice of ICAN in TIME Magazine, where he noted that, “We are lucky to have a new generation take up this fight. ICAN is one of dozens of groups that I've been proud to work with on this great crusade like Ploughshares Fund, Global Zero and the Nuclear Threat Initiative.” http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=0c408158f90a026bc76e56b131d9cd4b3e94cac29cb6a305ba55e73ad7b3e48519b00586c3c169d169379ea8b5051e61d33237f474726b62 READ MORE

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- Marco Overhaus, Senior Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=c3b47e3f8315d81341135379c0ef98c7d6d32eda6e8688e9a30ae9cb3eeba4384a1f0298d58ef5087bd65a946569deb2830d342f341d9a6b writes about hard questions for Europe in the context of President Trump’s Iran strategy for the European Leadership Network (ELN).

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