“Iran will not be required to destroy its advanced centrifuges under the revived agreement.”
As President Joe Biden wraps up nuclear negotiations with Teran, Israel is gearing up for a “spectacularly bad” Iran deal, the Israeli media reported. The proposed Biden deal, which is expected to be similar to the 2015 Obama-Kerry nuclear agreement, may allow Iran to keep its nuclear infrastructure, and prevent Israel from striking Iranian nuclear facilities, the draft of the agreement suggests.
According to Israeli media reports, under the new deal Iran may be allowed to retain its nuclear infrastructure — including advance centrifuges to enrich uranium and other facilities tied to its nuclear weapons program.
The proposed deal backed by the Biden administration could also tie Israel’s hands when it comes to striking Iran’s nuclear weapons program. “Israel would plainly not be able to target Iranian enrichment facilities if and when a revived deal was signed,” The Times of Israel reported citing country’s Channel 13 TV broadcaster.
The Times of Israel summed up the Israeli reaction to the revived Iran nuclear deal:
Quoting an unnamed Israeli security official, Channel 13 news reported that while Israel considered the original deal to have been bad, the revived accord taking shape is “spectacularly bad,” as it does not factor in the progress Iran has made since.
Referring to a leaked draft of the imminent accord, the source said Iran will not be required to destroy its advanced centrifuges under the revived agreement. Tehran will have to reduce its uranium enrichment levels, but it has already developed the capability to enrich at high levels. It will also be required to cease producing uranium metal, a crucial component of the bomb-making process. However, the source noted that Iran now has the knowledge to be able to manufacture such materials in the future.
“In essence, it is an agreement that leaves Iran as a nuclear threshold state,” the network said, citing the security source.
Channel 13’s report asserted that Israel would plainly not be able to target Iranian enrichment facilities if and when a revived deal was signed. A key question, though, said its military analyst Alon Ben-David, was whether Israel would have a free hand, as far as the Americans are concerned, to take actions to thwart Iranian progress on weaponization and missile delivery systems for a bomb — areas not covered by the deal.
According to Channel 13, furthermore, the Biden administration has told Israel that Trump enabled Iran to become a “nuclear threshold state” in terms of uranium production and that a failure to revive the old agreement — as Jerusalem is hoping — would leave Tehran weeks away from accumulating enough nuclear material needed for a bomb, rather than months away from the bomb under the terms of the deal. (Emphasis mine)
The assertion that President Biden’s deal could permit Iran to retain its weapons program-linked nuclear facilities was also reported by Politico. Middle East scholar, Ray Takeyh, noted in his opinion piece on Friday:
If the rumors coming out of Vienna are correct, the Biden administration is close to an agreement on a new nuclear deal with Iran that will have many of the same flaws as the old nuclear deal. The original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action allowed Iran to maintain its nuclear infrastructure, from advanced centrifuges to a robust research and development plan. Now, though the fate of a follow-on deal remains uncertain, it seems diplomats in Vienna are looking to ink an agreement with the same basic problem. (Emphasis mine)
It is deceptive of the Biden White House, which eased a series of sanctions on Iran and watched the Mullah regime advance its nuclear weapons program, to place the blame on former President Donald Trump for its failure to rollback the Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Earlier this month, the Biden White House lifted significant sanctions of Iran’s ‘civilian’ nuclear program, reversing a Trump administration’s decision. Biden’s waiver paved the way for Russian, Chinese and European companies to build up Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, news reports disclosed.
Under Biden’s watch, Iran has come closer to acquiring a nuclear bomb. Iran has “started enriching uranium up to 60% purity — a short technical step from the 90% needed to make an atomic bomb, and spinning far more advanced centrifuges than those permitted under the deal,” The Associated Press reported Friday.
A nuclear Iran poses an existential threat to Israel. The Mullah regime has repeatedly threatened Israel with destruction. In recent month, Iran has tested several of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, simulating targets in Israel. The Iranian military spokesman renewed regime’s threat to ‘annihilate’ the Jewish State, and a state-affiliated newspaper published a list of possible missile targets in the country .
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