Iran Is Actually in Distress, and That Needs to Be Exploited

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser - The Iranian situation is entirely different from the image its leaders are trying to create. The economic pressure and regional developments - the Abraham Accords and the reconciliation between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - worry Tehran. The appropriate response to the Iranian moves to enrich uranium to 20% is to make clear that any attempt to acquire enough enriched uranium for the production of nuclear weapons will be met harshly. At the same time, the economic pressure must be continued in order to compel Iran to accept a new agreement that would scrupulously prevent any possibility of its stockpiling nuclear weapons, which includes full oversight everywhere and at all times, the lifting of restrictions on the duration of the agreement, the demolition of the enrichment facility in Fordo, and the inclusion of ballistic missiles in the deal. The writer, former head of the research division of IDF Military Intelligence, is a senior fellow at the Jerusalem Center.

2021-01-11 00:00:00

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