statement from the Asia Pacific
Leadership Network (APLN) calls on world leaders to protect the Iran
nuclear deal, warning that unilateral actions by the United States could
jeopardize the agreement, causing potential damaging repercussions in the Asia
Pacific. Signed by more than 50 political, diplomatic, military and civil
society leaders, the statement urges leaders to resolve crises diplomatically,
not militarily and argues that internationally negotiated agreements should be
respected by all parties.
The statement was signed by John Carlson, counselor to the
Nuclear Threat Initiative; Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia; and
Ramesh Thakur, Co-Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network, among
Read the full
statement and view the full list of signatories here, and read a recent
statement urging world leaders to sustain the Iran deal by the European
Leadership Network (ELN) here.
more about these regional leadership networks to reduce nuclear risk.