Iran Nuclear Deal: The onset of nuclear devastation



On July 14th, the UN Security Council offered to fund the world’s largest sponsor of terror with over $150 billion, and unleash terrorism and nuclear devastation upon the world. If approved by Congress, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will release multiple international sanctions on Iran, and allow it to acquire a nuclear missile in 15 years.

Perhaps the most catastrophic attribute of this offer is the release of oil and financial sanctions. The release of Iranian international assets will immediately give it $150 billion, in addition to hundreds of billions more through the sale of oil. This money will enhance its assistance to Houthi rebels in Yemen, arm the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas, and give funding to President Assad. In exchange, Iran will reduce its stockpile of centrifuges by two-thirds, commit its Fordow nuclear facility to peaceful purposes for the next 15 years, and reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium for 15 years. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors will have oversight of Iran’s nuclear operations to ensure its cooperation.

If successful, this would stop Iran from getting a nuclear missile for at least 15 years. But such optimism is delusional. More than likely, if passed, the deal will mimic what occurred in North Korea after the “Agreed Framework” was passed in 1994. North Korea was offered a large sum of money in exchange for a discontinuation of militaristic nuclear research, subject to IAEA inspection. Long story short: 12 years later North Korea was testing out its first line of nuclear missiles, threatening South Korea as well as the rest of the world with future devastation.

If the JCPOA goes into effect, Iran will have the capability of acquiring a nuclear missile within one year if it abandons the agreement and forces the inspectors to leave. Once the sanctions are lifted and Iran becomes an integral component of global markets, it will become virtually impossible for sanctions to be re-implemented. Its nuclear program will be set back just nine months from where it is now, and it will have $100s of billions more to fund it with. If Iran abandons the deal, the only plausible response would be military action, and the United States would be forced to enter a replica of the Iraq war.

Diplomacy does not resonate with radical regimes: it only signifies weakness. If the deal is passed, it will inspire other regimes like Saudi Arabia and Iraq to request the same proposition, inspiring the onset of a middle-eastern nuclear arms race. This will create grave danger throughout the world, especially to our closest ally, and cannot be allowed to happen. The chain of events this deal would inspire is catastrophic, and it must be stopped before it is implemented.