The New Iranian Threat in Enriching Uranium Exposes the Weakness of the Nuclear Agreement

(Ynet News) Alexandra Lukash and Nir Cohen - Iran said Tuesday it needs five days in order to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20%. "If the Iranians can actually reach enriched uranium at 20%, it means that within a few weeks they'll be able to reach a reasonable amount at an even higher percentage - and then we'll have a problem," says Dr. Emily B. Landau, head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Program at the Institute for National Security Studies. "From the beginning, the (Iran nuclear) agreement was problematic. It is a weak agreement full of loopholes, and its problems are being exposed one by one. We now understand that in a few weeks or months they'll be able to stock up (on enriched uranium), so what did this agreement accomplish?" "The attitude toward Iran's behavior must be changed: missile tests, increased presence in Syria, the transfer of weapons to Hizbullah, and the establishment of missile manufacturing plants in Lebanon and Syria. All these things must be answered with determination." "Iran is acting in a way that allows us to predict its moves. The fact that it is rational does not mean that it is not aggressive, or that it does not have an agenda of regional hegemony. We slowly see how it expresses these (points). It spreads out, so that wherever anyone else leaves - Iran enters. We see this in both Iraq and Syria."

2017-08-24 00:00:00

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