As a very concerned Iran RPCV, I am forwarding to you the most recent summary by The Iran Project about the Consequences of President Trump decertifying the Iran Nuclear Deal. With reports about the President’s tendency to speak out about the agreement – commonly referred to as the JCPOA – as being a “bad deal” and categorizing Iran as indistinguishable from North Korea, I can think of no other issue in the 38 years since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that we as Iran RPCVs should speak out about. If there was ever a time for us to write, call, and set up meetings with our Senators and Congressional Representatives, it is now and on this issue. The alternative to monitoring Iran’s compliance and opening constructive dialogue and more diplomacy is a downward spiral of sanctions and more weapons sold to Saudi Arabia by American arms corporations ” to counter Iran’s growing influence”.
The Iran Project is a non-profit think tank in New York City whose members are senior former diplomats and security experts who have as their primary mission to speak and advocate for diplomatic and peaceful relations with Iran. They co-sponsor many informational events with the Atlantic Council’s Iran Initiative to educate Americans and others about current issues including the JCPOA. There are few organizations more expert on things Iranian. They are the RPCV’s of the State Department exercising their own Third Goal.
Please consider taking the time to reach out to your neighbors, Senators, and Congressmen to educate them about the real Iran you know and with which we should be encouraging dialogue to support Iranian moderates, not rattling swords and emboldening the Trumps of Iran.
You can read the Iran Project posting by clicking here.
In this issue Tom Huf discusses the JCPOA.
It requires recertification every 90 days by the President that Iran is in compliance with the provisions of the JCPOA. So far, President Trump has recertified this agreement twice despite his assertion that it was a “bad deal” for the US. October 15 is the next deadline for this recertification. Some sources have stated that the National Security Advisors from security-related organizations in Washington have recommended to President Trump that he continue to certify compliance. All the other P5+1 countries agree that Iran is in compliance.
In this issue of the Advocacy Bulletin, Dr. William O. Beeman, professor in the Anthropology department at the University of Minnesota, shares his concerns about Trump administration plans to possibly declair Iran in non-compliance with the JOPCA (the Iran nuclear deal). To read this issue, please click here.
You can download the September 2017 issue of the KhabarNameh here.
You can download the September 2017 From the Field e-newsletter here.
Message: Hello Peace Corps Iran,
My name is Baptiste and I come from France. I found your blog while looking online about travelling in Iran.
I contact you regarding a project I have been leading last winter. I spent 2 months in Iran going accross all ski resorts and collecting as much information as I could.
Once back to France, I founded a web project called “Ski of Persia” on which I published all gathered data (info, photos, videos) – https://skiofpersia.com/en/
I am now willing to share my work and show to the world this great skiing destination. Maybe could you be interested in talking about Ski of Persia in Iran through your website ?
Hope that you will like my project ! I’d love to talk further about it with you.
NOTE FROM THE PCIA WEBMASTER: I checked out the link and was amazed at the number of ski resorts in Iran.