The European Jewish Congress (EJC) reacted with deep disappointment to the news of a deal between the six world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program.
“The details emanating from the negotiations in Vienna are extremely troubling,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC. “On almost all of the major sticking points, Iran appears to have come out stronger and this deal will prove to be a prize for radicalism and seen as a Western surrender.”
“Iran, the biggest sponsor of terrorism and deeply involved in numerous bloody conflicts across the region and beyond, will now become further emboldened and its goal of becoming the regional power in a turbulent region is closer to fruition.”
According to details emerging from the conclusion of negotiations, Iran will have almost all sanctions removed, including non-nuclear ones, immediately, there will not be the ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections originally demanded, there will be no revelations about past nuclear weapons aspect of its program and there will be no dismantlement of its nuclear infrastructure.
“The world powers have simply sent a message to all rogue regimes around the world that if you act like the neighborhood bully, it pays off,” Kantor continued. “I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to suggest that the current geopolitical constellation underpinning the current world system will not be the same after this agreement is signed.”
“The world powers have demonstrated that its power is eroding in the eyes of rough regimes like Iran and this will result in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) being meaningless in a region which will now undergo a fraught and hurried nuclear arms race to compete with the Iranians.” Kantor concluded.