Former Defense Ministry officials fear that this would jeopardize the security of Israel and the region.
More than 5,000 former senior Israeli defense officers have signed a letter calling on US President Joe Biden not to sign a renewed Iran nuclear deal, FOX News reports.
Former officials said the new deal would give Iran a real path to nuclear weapons.
“Despite your administration’s repeated commitments to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, this agreement creates a clear legal path for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons by 2031, while denying the signatories any tools to prevent such a possibility,” the statement reads. a letter written by Israeli officers, representatives of the Defense and Security Forum, and addressed to Biden.
Last week, for the first time, it became known that a new agreement with Iran could soon be signed, after Iran abandoned certain requirements with which The US did not agree.
acquire nuclear weapons to mitigate the Iranian threat,” the letter says.
It notes that the new deal will unfreeze funds, allowing Iran to use the newly received money to “export terror and instability across the region and beyond on an unprecedented scale, with the addition of a future nuclear umbrella as a force multiplier,” as has been done in previous copies.
“We continue to believe that a credible military threat, combined with devastating economic sanctions and the political determination to take military action if necessary, is the most effective way to counter the Iranian threat,” they wrote.
Calling Biden “a true friend of the Jewish people and the State of Israel for life,” the letter urged the president “not to jeopardize Israel's security by allowing Iran achieve a nuclear military capability.”
Critics of the recent deal worry that it will not have a realistic mechanism to prevent Ir Anu will eventually develop nuclear weapons, and instead will only delay a process similar to the previous deal, which then-President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018.