Paving the way for a nuclear Iran

The agreement reached Tuesday, July 14, 2015 between Iran and the P 5+1 nations, reportedly, slows Iran down but does not prevent it from reaching nuclear capability. The deal is weak, dangerous, undermines American security, and poses a credible threat to Israel.

Iran’s uranium enrichment capability was acquired by deception, evasion and concealment, and Iranian officials seem bent on continuing this pattern. It allows Iran to become a nuclear threshold state, unless the U.S. Congress acts and prevents this bad deal from moving forward.

This agreement does not require the dismantling of Iran's nuclear enrichment infrastructure. While it allows IAEA inspectors on some sites of Iran’s military facilities, there are great restrictions, and these inspectors have only limited ways of enforcing compliance, or of increasing pressure on Iran when it acts illegally.

Operations at a secret military base - a  fortified mountain bunker - will continue with the enrichment of uranium, enabling nuclear scientists to increase Iran’s ability to create more advanced centrifuges towards nuclear “breakout”.

The agreement also gives Iran billions of dollars in cash and sanctions relief to fuel its terror proxies abroad, especially those in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon. Iran has a terrorist presence on five continents including about 30 countries.

The U.S. Congress now has 60 days to review and consider acting against this agreement. According to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, “Congress must do our due diligence to examine this deal before the (U.S.) President can take it to the UN for a binding vote.”

She took note that, under the agreement, the White House has agreed to the lifting of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran having to do with its ballistic missile technology, and with the UN arms embargo. This means that Iran will have access to the most advanced conventional weapons in the world, which it can then sell to terrorists.

Reportedly, Iran is building space-lift capable rockets that would eventually give it intercontinental ballistic military capability.

Nothing in the agreement addresses Iran’s continual violation of human rights.

Israel’s government is opposed to this nuclear deal. The IDF will set aside defense allocations to continue to build its long-range strike capability in the event that the Israeli government wants to take military action against Iran.

It is expected that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, members of his coalition, as well as those who are in the Opposition, will do everything possible to convince Congress to stop the deal from going through.