Captured Nuclear Archive Confirmed that Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal and the Nonproliferation Treaty

(Wall Street Journal) Michael Doran and Peter Rough - When President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, he began the process of reimposing sanctions - including drastic penalties for European companies doing business in Iran - based on a sound reading of vital American and Western security interests. European leaders allege that the U.S. withdrawal from the deal violated international law, as they claim Iran had complied with its terms. That charge is specious. Israel's daring capture in January of information on Iran's nuclear program confirmed that Tehran had violated the nuclear deal and the international nonproliferation treaty. The captured information proves that Iran never offered a full accounting of the past military dimensions of its nuclear program. The U.S. must also remind the Europeans that if economic sanctions and diplomacy don't curb Iran's behavior, the only alternative is military action. That cannot be Europe's preference. The writers are fellows at the Hudson Institute.

2018-06-18 00:00:00

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