The Obama administration is moving toward an “extremely dangerous” deal with Iran, former Strategic Affairs Ministry director-general Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser told the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv this week.
Responding to reports that the U.S. has agreed to allow the Iranians more than 6,000 centrifuges, he said the problem is not only that figure, “which is unbelievable.” It is also about what will happen to the other 14,000 centrifuges the Iranians now have available. “If not totally dismantled, then within weeks they can reinstall them. What will happen with that?” Also, “what will happen” to the Iranian ballistic missiles or the enriched uranium Tehran has stockpiled, or its nuclear research and development. “There is a long list of issues about which we hear nothing.”
It is a mistake to personalize the matter and set it up as a disagreement between Netanyahu and Obama, Kuperwasser said. It is much deeper than that and represents a fundamental difference between how the “Israeli establishment and the American establishment” view the issues.