Joe Biden is expected to sign a bill re-establishing the Iran nuclear deal, which was terminated by Donald Trump in 2018. The agreement is supposed to result in the release of American and Western hostages held by Iran. Analysts believe a deal will be reached this week.
Moreover, Israel, which criticized the initial 2015 Iran nuclear deal, now calls the revised agreement “spectacularly awful” since it ignores Iran’s development since then. According to Channel 13 News, an unidentified Israeli security official claims that the pact is worse than the original since it ignores advances achieved since then.
According to a security source, Tehran will not be forced to destroy its powerful centrifuges under the resurrected accord. Iran’s uranium enrichment levels will have to be reduced, but it can currently enrich at high levels. According to the source, the pact effectively makes Iran a nuclear threshold state, citing a leaked text of the agreement.
Furthermore, Iran currently possesses everything it needs to build a nuclear bomb, including sophisticated centrifuges capable of spinning raw uranium into fissile material 2.5 times quicker than their previous centrifuge. When they combine it with uranium that has already been enriched to 20%, Iran is only a few days away from obtaining enough nuclear material to build at least one bomb.
Instead of lifting sanctions outright, the US will give exceptions to Iran under the accord, as it did in 2015. The duration between the start of the deal and the lifting of sanctions has yet to be determined, although it is expected to be between one and three months. Iran asks that the United States cease pressing businesses to avoid doing business with or investing in Iran.
Therefore, Israel has a valid point. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert describes the transaction as “spectacularly awful.” There appears to be no discussion of what happens to Iran’s stockpile of highly enriched uranium exceeding the 5% level in the draught 20-page accord. Russia took several hundred pounds of enriched uranium into custody at the start of the 2015 accord, only to hand it back a little at a time later.