Whether motivated by distrust of Iran or of President Obama himself, some opponents of the deal persist in repeating the same argument we heard for years during the negotiations: the Iranian regime is a Holocaust-denying, terror-sponsoring theocracy that can’t be trusted. and opponents of the deal are right to be concerned that some of the billions of dollars that will flow to Iran when international sanctions are relaxed will wind up in the hands of the Revolutionary Guards or groups like Hezbollah. In fact, the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran might well persuade other nations to develop their own nuclear capabilities, making the unstable Middle East even more unstable and dangerous than it is today.
- Mason is at least the second person in the entertainment industry to lash out against the 98 Jews, after Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List sent an email to them last week arguing, in part, that lifting economic sanctions gives Iran the money it needs to develop nuclear weapons.
- Congress is set to vote Sep. 17 on a resolution against the proposal, but Obama is likely to veto anything that could put a stop to his plan.
- The U.S.-Iran deal dismantles the majority of the infrastructure necessary for Iran to develop nuclear weapons, extending Iran’s breakout time to a year — more than enough time for inspectors to raise the red flag on any violations.