On July 20, 2015, President Obama announced the nuclear deal that was agreed upon by the P5+1 countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Russia) and Iran, and it was delivered to Congress to begin their 60-day review period.


The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Rockland County has developed this resource page to provide the community with thoughtful analyses of the deal, important documents and statements, and educational opportunities. We believe that it is essential for everyone to examine all aspects of this agreement and to be informed of the different scenarios related to approving or rejecting the deal. We will update this information as it becomes available.





Rockland County Congressional Delegation

Senator Chuck Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Representative Nita Lowey
Representative Eliot Engel (Westchester; Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Relations)

U.S. President and Administration

Obama to U.S. Jews: "We're not giving away anything" to Iran (August 31, 2015)

White House Fact Sheet on Iran Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Op-Ed in Washington Post, July 22, 2015: The case for the nuclear deal with Iran

Explanation of Vote by US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, at UN Security Council Vote on Iran Non-proliferation, July 20

U.S. Senate

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Interview on NPR: "Iran Nuclear Deal Still Raises 'A Lot Of Questions'"

Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs: Statement at Hearing to Review the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

U.S. House of Representatives

Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Relations: Statement on Final Iran Nuclear Agreement

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH): Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement


Statements from Jewish Organizations