Anxiety Over Mixed Messages on Biden JCPOA Return Strategy

As the Board of Directors for the Peace Corps Iran Association, we represent the aspirations for peace and Iranian-American understanding of the 1,800 Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Iran between 1962 and 1976. In that light, we supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and were dismayed by the relentless hostility of the Trump administration towards Iran, capped by exiting the JCPOA (while Iran was in compliance) and reimposing and tightening sanctions. Under President Biden the United States has the opportunity, indeed, the obligation, in the interests of both countries to renew diplomacy.