The news broke late Saturday night that an interim deal had been reached between western powers led by the U.S. and Iran regarding the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The mullahs were ecstatic, claiming that they had finally convinced the country they lovingly call the Great Satan to admit that they have a right to enrich uranium. Secretary of State John Kerry denied it of course, calling the agreement merely a first step to negotiating a comprehensive deal that would remove the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Kerry is wrong and the mullahs are right – this agreement will not stop the Iranians from developing the means to perpetrate a second Holocaust. President Obama – who ordered years of secret talks that led to Saturday’s capitulation – has all but given the Iranians the green light to develop nuclear weapons because it “leaves the [bomb] machine intact,” according to Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor.
Prosor, speaking to MSNBC’s Morning Joe program said that the deal did nothing to dismantle Iran’s “bomb machine” – the industrial network Iran has developed to enrich nuclear fuel and eventually build a bomb.
The Ambassador’s point is as chilling as it is cogent. Nothing in Obama’s agreement with Iran dismantles the Iranian nuclear program. Nothing in the agreement stops Iran from enriching uranium – the key component in one type of nuclear bomb. No centrifuges are to be destroyed, no reactors dismantled. When President Bush negotiated the end of Libya’s nuclear program America’s position was crystal clear. Libya’s then-dictator Muammar Qaddafi had to give up all of the components of his nuclear program – there was no other option. Now, those machines are rusting in a federal warehouse somewhere, as useless as they are harmless.
Obama’s deal with Iran doesn’t even come close. The Iranians can still enrich uranium, the must dismantle nothing, and the agreement expires in only six months. Those countries most threatened by Iranian nukes have no illusions about the weakness of this deal either. Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center told Breitbart News that it’s ludicrous to believe the Ayatollahs will ever change their minds and that nobody in the Middle East believes they will.
“In the final analysis any deal is about the leaders who make them. Seventy-five years ago, western powers also believed they had a deal to make the world safer. What they failed to factor in was the nature of the leader they were dealing with,” they said. “Does anyone truly believe the Ayatollah will change his beliefs in the next 6 months? No one in Israel, Saudi Arabia, or the UAE does and neither does the Simon Wiesenthal Center.”
The answer is no, nobody believes the Ayatollah or any of the other terror-sponsoring extremists who run Iran will change their minds. They will still want to wipe Israel off the map. They will still call for America’s destruction. They will still be dangerous. Agreeing to let these radicals keeps their nuclear program running is a tragic and potentially catastrophic mistake.