"The Iran nuclear deal has been crucial in maintaining some semblance of peace throughout this incredibly turbulent time in the word," said NCG director Jon Wolfsthal, former special advisor to Barack Obama. "When the Nuclear Crisis Group met earlier this year, we discussed that Iran and the Middle East did not qualify as a nuclear flashpoint, because of the full implementation of the JCPOA between Iran, the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, China and the E.U. Yet, despite the consensus met by defense and national security experts, President Trump
seems to believe Iran is our biggest threat. We are deeply concerned by this and will do everything in our power to stop the dismantling of the JCPOA, a landmark diplomatic agreement. "