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Friday, November 29, 2013

Former national security adviser blasts P 5+1 agreement with Iran

Yaacov Amidror, until recently Prime Minister Netanyahu's national security adviser, has blasted the P 5+1 agreement with Iran in an op-ed in the New York Times.
Iran will not only get to keep its existing 18,000 centrifuges; it will also be allowed to continue developing the next generation of centrifuges, provided it does not install them in uranium-enrichment facilities. Which is to say: Its uranium-enrichment capability is no weaker.
Under the deal Iran is supposed to convert its nearly 200 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent purity — a short step away from bomb-grade material — into material that cannot be used for a weapon. In practice, this concession is almost completely meaningless.
The agreement does not require Iran to reduce its stockpile of uranium enriched to 3.5 percent, not even by one gram. Transforming unprocessed uranium into 3.5 percent-enriched uranium accounts for more than two-thirds of the time needed to transform unprocessed uranium into weapons-grade material. And given the thousands of centrifuges Iran has, the regime can enrich its stock of low-level uranium to weapons-grade quality in a matter of months. Iran already has enough of this material to make four bombs.
The Geneva deal, in short, did not address the nuclear threat at all. This was Iran’s great accomplishment. No wonder Mr. Rouhani boasted that the world had recognized Iran’s nuclear rights. 
There is no reason to think that the six powers will have more leverage in the future than they had before the Geneva agreement. On the contrary, they just gave that leverage away. After years of disingenuous negotiations, Iran is now just a few months away from a bomb.
The West has surrendered its most effective diplomatic tool in exchange for baseless promises of goodwill. I pray its gamble pays off, for if it does not there will be only one tool left to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The Geneva agreement has made the world a more dangerous place. It did not have to be this way.
 Read the whole thing. And he doesn't even mention the plutonium reactor....

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At 6:31 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

When Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich in 1938 with Hitler's worthless promise, Winston Churchill said in Parliament, "England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame, and will get war."

Obama & Co., historically ignorant hard leftist ideologues, prove yet again, they've learned nothing from history.


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