An Israeli general, who is among those who wrote an open letter to President Joe Biden calling upon him to abandon a renewed nuclear deal with Iran, has offered an explanation for the Biden administration’s fixation on resuscitating the failed pact: It’s all about Obama.
The open letter, signed in name by 34 retired generals, a Lieutenant Colonel and a Colonel, representing the 5,000 members of the Israel’s Defense and Security Forum contains a stark warning for Biden.
“Despite your administration’s repeated declared commitment to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, this agreement creates a clear legal pathway for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons by 2031, while denying the signatories of any tools to prevent that eventuality,” the IDSF wrote.
“The deal will unleash a regional nuclear arms race, in which states like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states will seek to either develop or acquire nuclear weapons to mitigate the Iranian threat.”
“The deal will deliver a windfall of previously frozen funds to the Islamic Republic of Iran, funds that will undoubtedly, and as past experience shows, be used to export terror and instability throughout the region and beyond, at an unprecedented scale, with the addition of a future nuclear umbrella as a force multiplier.”
“It remains our view that a credible military threat in combination with crippling economic sanctions and the political resolve to act militarily, if necessary, is the most effective manner to address the Iranian threat,” the Israeli letter concludes before imploring Biden, “As a lifelong true friend of the Jewish People and the State of Israel, we urge you not to jeopardize Israel’s security by enabling Iran to achieve nuclear military capabilities.”
Brigadier General (Ret.) Amir Avivi, Founder and Director of the Israel Defense and Security Forum, analyzed the agreement in an interview with the Israeli News outlet i24, describing it as “a disaster for the whole globe.”