Israelis Say Nuclear Agreement Doesn’t Go Far Enough

"What is needed now is additional economic pressure to finally force the Iranians to verifiably abandon their nuclear weapons program," says B’nai B’rith.

Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the general debate of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell

By MARISSA HIGDON

(TRNS) — The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith International says it does not think the nuclear deal with Iran is enough.

“The agreement announced Nov. 23 in Geneva does not go far enough in reversing Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon,” the group said on Monday.

B’nai B’rith warned that more needs to be done to discourage Iran from building nuclear weapons.

“The diminution of sanctions—that were years in the making—which this deal permits will weaken the international community’s ability to impose serious economic consequences in the future,” the group said. “What is needed now is additional economic pressure to finally force the Iranians to verifiably abandon their nuclear weapons program.”

These remarks were echoed by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu who expressed his concern with the agreement over twitter.

 

B’nai B’rith is an organization dedicated to promoting Jewish unity and supporting human rights.  It is also a “staunch” supporter of Israel.

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