Ex-Top Israeli Official: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Like Carton of Milk That Will Go Sour at Definite Future Date’
A decade from now, Iran will be able to enrich uranium “in any quantity that it wants,” a former top Israeli diplomatic official warned on Wednesday.
Due to its “sunset clause,” ex-Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold said, the nuclear deal reached by the Tehran regime and six world powers in July 2015 is “like a carton of milk that goes sour at some definite date in the future.”
“What happens at that point,” the current president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs continued, “is that Iran could then go ahead and enrich as much uranium as it wants, to whatever level it wants, including weapons-grade uranium, and the West can’t say anything or do anything about it.”
The Iran nuclear issue is expected to be a top agenda item when new US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting at the White House next month.
That meeting, Gold said, is “very likely to bring into relief the whole question of the future of the P5+1 agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. As currently constituted, the Iran agreement is extremely dangerous for Israel, Western European countries, and for the United States, and requires careful consideration about whether and how the West should proceed with it.”
The fate of the nuclear deal in the Trump era remains unclear.
In a pre-election interview with The Algemeiner in early November, senior Trump adviser David Friedman — who has since been picked to serve as the next US ambassador to Israel — said a Trump administration would “reengage with the world powers in a way that seeks to reintroduce leverage on Iran. A nuclear Iran in nine years is unacceptable.”
On Tuesday, two experts on the Islamic Republic told The Algemeiner that recent tough talk by top Iranian officials reflected the regime’s concerns about the fate the nuclear deal now that Trump has taken office.
Watch Gold’s remarks below: