Leading Iran Experts Offer "Scorecard" for Nuclear Deal

Jul 29, 2015, 11:29 ET from JINSA

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force will release a new report at a panel discussion today to provide an expert analysis of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), the final agreement with Iran on nuclear disarmament.

The Task Force – co-chaired by Ambassador Dennis Ross, who played a leading role in shaping the Middle East peace process for 12 years under three administrations, and Ambassador Eric Edelman,former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under President George W. Bush – has detailed a comprehensive series of questions and concerns in three previous reports this year. 

This new report will analyze the extent to which the JCPA addresses these issues, which included:

  • Key restrictions being removed in 5-15 years
  • R&D on advanced centrifuges
  • Front-loaded sanctions relief – including up to $150 billion in unfrozen assets – with no automatic "snapback" mechanism
  • An end to the U.N. arms embargo against Iran
  • No anytime, anywhere inspections

Speaking about the report at today's panel will be:

Dr. Michael Makovsky
Former Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense

John Hannah
Former National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Iran Task Force Member

Dr. Ray Takeyh
Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former State Department Advisor on Iran
Iran Task Force Member

Blaise Misztal
Director of National Security at the Bipartisan Policy Center

The panel discussion will take place in JINSA's main floor conference center at 1307 New York Ave. NW. at 12 p.m. To download the complete analysis and view the full membership of the Task Force, please visit www.jinsa.org. To attend this panel, please contact Jamie Cetrone at jcetrone@jinsa.org.

Contact: Jamie Cetrone 
jcetrone@jinsa.org 202-667-3900