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Peace Corps Iran Association

  • Jonathan Pearson posted an article
    NPCA Affiliate group urges diplomacy, not conflict, with Iran see more

    With the appointment of John Bolton to be National Security Advisor, this week’s confirmation hearing of Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State, and a May 12th deadline approaching on President Trump’s decision to uphold or withdraw from a multi-lateral nuclear agreement, U.S. relations with Iran will be regularly in the news over the next several weeks.

    Because of that, it comes as no surprise the Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA) – an NPCA affiliate group – is urging Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and others to urge diplomacy over conflict.

    As part of a resolution supporting the nuclear agreement that members agreed to at a conference last October 31st, PCIA noted they “strongly support diplomacy as the primary means for the United States and the international community to resolve issues of mutual interest with Iran and to prevent further military conflict in the region.”

    Take Action

    As the Pompeo hearings and other actions that are concerning to PCIA approach, PCIA urges all like-minded members of the Peace Corps community - and others - to take a five minute action with their Senators urging diplomacy with Iran.

    Follow this link and take action.

    For more information, you are encouraged to visit the PCIA website.

  • Jonathan Pearson posted an article
    The Peace Corps Iran Association shares its view on the Iran Nuclear Agreement see more

    Nearly 150 Iran RPCVs attended a conference in Annapolis, Maryland, which featured panel discussions and workshops on topics ranging from advocacy and current events to archiving Peace Corps service materials and promoting person-to-person cultural exchanges.

    At this biennial gathering of the Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA), members generated a resolution supporting the Iran Nuclear Agreement. "We strongly support diplomacy as the primary means for the United States and the international community to resolve issues of mutual interest with Iran and to prevent further military conflict in the region."

    The resolution comes as Congress considers the fate of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, more formally referred to as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed by the U.S. and Iran, along with five other nations (China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom). In mid-October, during the quarterly review required by Congress, President Trump announced he was decertifying - but not withdrawing from - the agreement, giving Congress until mid-December to determine if it will fully withdraw from the JCPOA, uphold it, or take another action in an attempt to modify the agreement. 

    Click here for contact information to call or write your Senators and express your views on the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

    Learn More

    • Read the PCIA resolution here
    • Learn more about PCIA here
    • Read the State Department overview of the JCPOA here