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    Posted July 22, 2015 by
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    Iran Deal

     
    Over 600 community members attended the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ and AIPAC event at Stop Iran From Going Nuclear" with Ambassador Bradley Gordon. As congress reviews the Iran Deal the Northern NJ community came together to get a closer look at the deal on the table. The meeting outlined the flaws of the current deal and how the community can come together to urge congress not to move forward with the current deal.

    1. LEGITIMIZE IRAN AS A NUCLEAR THRESHOLD STATE
    With this agreement, the international community would withdraw its objections to Iran’s illicit nuclear activity over the
    past two decades. Given the restrictions that would be lifted after 15 years, Iran would then have the ability to produce
    enough fuel for a nuclear bomb within days.
    2. RAISE THE PROSPECT OF WAR
    Agreeing to this flawed plan of action effectively ends any hope of stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons program through
    diplomacy. Furthermore, once Iran becomes a nuclear threshold state, there would be no peaceful way to stop Tehran
    in time should it decide to build a nuclear weapon. The world would then either acquiesce to Iran obtaining a nuclear
    weapon or resort to force to prevent that outcome. A deal that fails to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons quest would leave
    the Middle East far less stable, potentially leading to devastating conflict.
    3. SPUR A NUCLEAR ARMS RACE
    Our Arab allies fear that a nuclear-capable Iran would become the dominant regional force. With Iran closing in on
    nuclear threshold status, more than a dozen Arab states have expressed new interest in “peaceful” nuclear programs.
    Such a deal would encourage nuclear proliferation in the world’s most unstable region and would mark the death knell
    of the global non-proliferation regime and its cornerstone, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
    4. INCREASE IRANIAN SUPPORT OF TERRORISM
    Iran is already the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism, providing funds, arms and training to terror groups
    such as Hamas and Hezbollah. The proposed deal provides Iran quick access to an estimated $150 billion locked in
    Iranian accounts held abroad. If Tehran gains access to these funds – in addition to new foreign investment and oil
    revenue – Iran would be able to increase exponentially its support for terrorism around the world.
    5. STRENGTHEN THE IRANIAN REGIME
    Iran’s ruling clerics hope that an Iranian nuclear weapons capability will further their regional ambitions. Iran already
    actively foments unrest in Lebanon, Iraq, Gaza, Syria, and Yemen. Bolstered by new funding, international legitimacy,
    additional arms from a phased out arms embargo, and the capacity to build nuclear weapons in 15 years, Iran would be
    able to extend its regional influence and imperil U.S. interests.
    6. UNDERMINE AND THREATEN REGIONAL ALLIES
    The proposed deal falls short of Washington’s stated goals, calling into question America’s global leadership and its
    commitment to allies. For more than 25 years, U.S. policy has been to cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon and to
    pressure Iran to comply with its international obligations. Under the proposed deal, the United States abandons those
    objectives, severely damaging our credibility throughout the Middle East.
    The proposed deal with Iran fails to verifiably eliminate every Iranian pathway to a nuclear weapon.
    It leaves Iran as a nuclear threshold state, jeopardizes U.S. interests, and poses an existential threat
    to Israel and other American allies. Congress must oppose the proposed deal because it would:
    6 UNACCEPTABLE CONSEQUENCES
    NEGOTIATIONS
    The proposed deal falls short of Washington’s stated goals, calling into question America’s global leadership and its
    commitment to allies. For more than 25 years, U.S. policy has been to cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon and to
    pressure Iran to comply with its international obligations. Under the proposed deal, the United States abandons those
    objectives, severely damaging our credibility throughout the Middle East
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