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1,800 former IDF officers, Mossad agents urge Biden not to reenter Iran deal

A group representing 1,800 former Israel Defense Forces officers and Mossad operatives pens a letter to US President Joe Biden, imploring him not to reenter the nuclear deal with Iran.

The former security officials say they’ve “watched with great concern as your administration appears focused on creating a new agreement based on the flawed guiding principles of the JCPOA.”

Illustrative: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno, File)

“From a strict security perspective, this approach represents an existential threat to the Jewish State. It also would work against your Administration’s stated goal of stabilizing the Middle East, as such action would push Israel and her Sunni allies into a dangerous corner and potentially ignite a massive nuclear arms race,” says the letter by the group, called “Habithonistim.”

“What is needed is not to succumb to the false brinkmanship and nuclear blackmail of Iran, and to use the maximum pressure sanctions to demand Iran accept a more effective deal that will not include sunset clauses, and will guarantee that Iran shall never have the capability to produce nuclear weapons. A deal that dismantles the military nuclear facilities, provides for real inspections anywhere anytime, limits enrichment for a very long time or prevents it and takes care of delivery systems (ballistic missiles).”

US President Joe Biden holds a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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