The leaders of the Islamic Republic are facing an American national security team that knows a lot about them, and doesn’t like what it sees.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg Politics reported that Iran was preparing to go on a international weapons “shopping spree”. After the expiration in 2020 of a United Nations resolution prohibiting it from acquiring sophisticated weapons, Iran will be looking to aquire surface warships, submarines and anti-ship missiles, according to the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence.
In a paper published on Tuesday, two experts for the Begin-Sadat Center, Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Refael Ofek and Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Dany Shoham, wrote that if Iran “is unwilling to lose years to the freeze on its military nuclear program,” it is likely exploiting its military ties with North Korea to advance its progress to a nuclear weapon.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went before Congress two years ago, to denounce President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. The deal, he said, “could well threaten the survival of my country and the future of my people.”
The manner in which the Iran Nuclear Deal was structured makes it easy cover up Iranian violations, according to comments made by Texas senator Ted Cruz. He says that this may make it impossible to rigorously enforce the agreement in the way Trump administration officials have suggested.