ADL ‘deeply disappointed’ by deal

The Anti-Defamation League says in a statement that the nuclear deal with Iran “falls far short” of preventing the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear-weapons state.

“We are deeply disappointed by the terms of the final deal with Iran announced today which seem to fall far short of the President’s objective of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapon state. The thrust of the deal relies entirely on Iran’s good faith and the ability of the IAEA to effectively carry out its inspection obligations,” the statement reads.

The ADL's Abe Foxman. (photo credit: Courtesy Shilo Productions)
The ADL’s Abe Foxman (Courtesy Shilo Productions)

“At best, if Iran fully complies with the terms of the [the deal], its nuclear weapons ambitions will be deferred during the 10 to 15 year term of most restrictions. At worst, in the view of many highly respected experts Iran will continue to clandestinely pursue illicit activities, like weaponization research,” the statement continues.

“At the same time, serious questions remain about whether the agreed inspection regime will deter or catch Iranian cheating. Meanwhile, the front-end loaded infusion of billions of dollars in sanctions relief will finance Iran’s ongoing global campaign of terror against Israel and other US allies, and be used to further exert its influence across the Middle East thereby harming U.S. interests,” it adds.

The statement is issued by National Chair Barry Curtiss-Lusher and National Director Abraham H. Foxman.

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