The framework agreement would not block Iran’s path to the bomb; it would pave Iran’s path to the bomb. It will not result in a nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but in a nuclear weapons program.

 Behind the Headlines: The framework between the P5+1 and Iran

 

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The framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran will lead to a bad and dangerous deal that will ensure a complete lifting of the nuclear sanctions and enable Iran to preserve its nuclear capabilities. Such a deal would not block Iran’s path to the bomb; it would pave Iran’s path to the bomb. It will not result in a nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but in a nuclear weapons program. It will also increase the risk of nuclear proliferation in the region and the risk of war.
 
A deal based on this framework would constitute a serious threat to the region and the world and would threaten the very existence of the State of Israel. Such a deal will also bolster the Iranian economy and provide it with enormous resources. This, at the very time that Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and repeatedly threatens to annihilate Israel. The deal would increase Iran’s aggression and terror activities across the Middle East and the world.
 
This deal is a capitulation to Iranian dictates. It accords Iran international legitimacy for its nuclear program, whose sole purpose is the manufacture of nuclear bombs. The framework will lead to the lifting of  sanctions against Iran.

The deal will leave Iran with substantial nuclear capabilities. Within a few years it will remove the constraints on the Iranian nuclear program. Iran will possess considerable uranium-enrichment capabilities that will enable it to manufacture many nuclear bombs.

The deal will not shut down a single nuclear facility. It will not destroy a single centrifuge. It will not terminate the R&D of advanced centrifuges.
 
The alternative to this bad deal is not war but a better deal that will involve a significant dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and a demand for a cessation of Iranian aggression and terror across the region and the world.
 
Israel cannot accept a deal which provides nuclear weapons to a country that vows to annihilate us. Israel’s survival is non-negotiable. Israel demands that any final agreement with Iran will include a clear Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist.