Kurtzer Signs Letter Supporting Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

Jul 28 2015
By B. Rose Huber
Source Woodrow Wilson School

Seven former United States ambassadors to Israel and former under secretaries of state sent a letter to the leadership of Congress urging those who advocate rejecting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran to consider carefully the consequences of such an action.

Among the seven signatories was Daniel Kurtzer, lecturer and the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Kurtzer served as U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt.

"This landmark agreement removes the threat that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose to the region and to Israel specifically," the signers write. "If the extensive monitoring and verification system in the JCPOA is carried out faithfully, then a greatly restrained Iran will be unable to pose a credible military threat to Israel."

The letter supporting the agreement, with the full listing of signatories, is available online here