Joe Biden and Congress should reject the new nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran, according to a group of 46 retired US generals and admirals.
On Wednesday, 46 retired US generals and admirals wrote an open letter to Joe Biden, expressing their opposition to the continuing nuclear talks with Iran.
According to Fox News:
The letter, penned in coordination with the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), said, “In Ukraine, we are bearing witness to the horrors of a country ruthlessly attacking its neighbor and, by brandishing its nuclear weapons, forcing the rest of the world largely to stand on the sidelines, the new Iran deal currently being negotiated, which Russia has played a central role in crafting, will enable the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism to cast its own nuclear shadow over the Middle East.”
Top military officials expressed concern that the Biden administration’s determination to re-enter a nuclear deal with Tehran could weaken the U.S.’s position to hold Iran accountable.
They said the potential new deal would be “shorter and weaker” than the original agreement, would “leave Iran twice as close to a nuclear weapon” as the 2015 agreement, would “allow restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program to begin to lapse in two years,” and would “not prohibit Iran’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
They also warned that lifting sanctions on Iran would “earn hundreds of billions of dollars for the radical regime in Tehran to fuel greater aggression against US soldiers and our allies in the region.”
The letter also underlined that Moscow played a “central role” in drafting the draft agreement at a time when Russia is “ruthlessly assaulting [Ukraine] and, by flaunting its nuclear weapons, forcing the rest of the world to mainly remain on the sidelines,” according to the letter.