Scowcroft, the elder statesman of US foreign policy, and one of the few who enjoys bipartisan support for his sage international experience, has also served two Republican presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
Writing an op-ed in The Washington Post Sunday, Scowcroft stated that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) meets the key objective, shared by recent administrations of both parties that Iran limit itself to a strictly civilian nuclear program with unprecedented verification and monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the UN Security Council. Iran has committed to never developing or acquiring a nuclear weapon; the deal ensures that this will be the case for at least 15 years and likely longer, unless Iran repudiates the inspection regime and its commitments under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and Additional Protocol.
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