For Now: Agreement with Iran is Off the Table

After many a contentious argument between Israel and the US, a new nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is off the table and will not be signed in the foreseeable future. US officials conveyed this message to Prime Minister Yair Lapid the recent conversations he had with Joe Biden and other administration officials.

While this is welcome news, Iran still remains a worldwide threat. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Wednesday it could not guarantee the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and that there had been “no progress” in resolving questions over the past presence of nuclear material at undeclared sites.

The IAEA also said Iran was continuing to enrich uranium well over the limits laid down in the ailing 2015 deal, with its stockpile now over 19 times the limit set out in the accord. The level of enrichment Iran has reached is much closer to the 90-percent threshold required for use in a weapon.

This has been a long and hard fought battle with Israel’s voice at the forefront of applying pressure to stop sealing any agreement with Iran. Why did so many attempts to seal the deal finally fail? The truth finally won. Iran failed to agree to proper and timely inspections by the IAEA. Contrary to any deal, Iran has enriched its uranium so much that it now has weapon capability which could be reached in days. Iran refuses to give up on its evil intentions with its continued support of Hezbollah, Hamas, PIJ and other threats to Israel. The many attempts to resurrect this agreement simply did not address any of the real threats that Iran poses to the region and the world. Any money – and it was cash and prizes nearing a trillion dollars – that would have gone to Iran would only be used to strengthen their terrorist proxies and enrich their own nuclear program.

Now that this disastrous “deal” has collapsed for the foreseeable future, we can breathe a little bit easier knowing that Israel is that much safer. However, let’s bear in mind that Israel must continue to be vigilant of the ongoing nefarious activities of Iran.

Biden sends message to Lapid that new Iran deal ‘off the table,’ report says, by Debbie Reiss/World Israel News, September 7, 2022

Israeli Ambassador to UN says international community knew a stronger Iran deal was needed, by Mike Wagenheim/JNS, September 8, 2022

Tehran’s $1 Trillion Deal: An Updated Forecast of Iran’s Financial Windfall From a New Nuclear Agreement, by Saeed Ghasseminejad/Foundation for Defense of Democracies, August 19, 2022






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