Iran Deal Withdrawal: The View from Israel

Iran Deal Withdrawal: The View from Israel

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The Fellowship‘s Ami Farkas offers an Israeli’s perspective on the US withdrawal from the Iran deal:

President Trump’s announcement that the US will be pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal was well received both in Israel and in Sunni Arab countries who are also under threat from the tyrannical Iranian regime.

The “one-sided” deal, as President Trump put it, had no mechanism to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power – it just delayed the inevitable for a number of years.

The deal never addressed Iran’s ballistic missile program, which is in full swing developing long-range missiles which could carry nuclear warheads. And it made no mention of Iran’s menacing behavior in the Middle East. It put no limitations on Iran’s support for terrorism, and awarded the regime with a windfall of cash and business opportunities without demanding that Iran cease funding terrorist activities around the world.

Israel is well aware of the short-term dangers involved in the US pulling out of the Iran deal. Yet we also know that, in the long run, this deal would have placed Israel and the Western World in extreme peril.

And so we applaud President Trump’s courageous decision, and we hope and pray that his actions will lead to the downfall of the very dangerous and volatile Iranian regime.

– Ami Farkas

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