B’nai B’rith International is deeply concerned about Iran’s ongoing support for terrorism around the world, its ballistic missile testing, and its persistent threats against Israel.
It has been our long-held position that the international community needs to call out and condemn Iran's rogue behavior on many fronts.
The signing of the nuclear agreement with Iran has not brought about a lessening in its hegemonism in the region. Iran has accelerated and extended its influence across the Middle East, and especially over a decade in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Tehran is the largest state-sponsor of terror and is known for inciting violence and hate around the world, including calling for the destruction of Israel. Iran is a longtime backer of terrorist group Hezbollah and is a serial abuser of human rights.
In January, Iran test fired a ballistic missile, which was a direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. According to reports, the missile traveled 600 miles. This isn’t the first time that Iran has ignored U.N. Resolution 2231; in July 2016 Tehran test fired a similar missile.
B’nai B’rith International will carefully monitor the next steps after President Donald J. Trump has announced he is disavowing the Iran nuclear agreement and we urge the international community to seriously assess the full range of Iranian behavior.