The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has renewed its criticism of the framework deal between the P5 +1 powers and Iran concluded in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In a statement today, ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “The framework deal negotiated between the P5+1 powers and Iran is frighteningly dangerous. Whatever confusion exists as to what precise terms have been actually agreed upon cannot conceal the fact that the agreement enables a resurgent, terrorist Iranian regime.
“This deal is also disastrous because sanctions relief that this deal allows will provide Iran with hundreds of billions of dollars. This will be used to fund its long-standing campaigns of international terrorism backing for terror proxies such as Syria’s Assad regime, the Shia Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah, Hamas in Gaza, Shia forces in Yemen that recently toppled the pro-American regime there, and elsewhere across the globe.
“This bill will surely not stop Iran developing nuclear weapons, as Iran’s entire nuclear infrastructure will remain intact. It will not dismantle the Arak and Fordow nuclear facilities, it will not dismantle all its centrifuges and uranium, nor will it permit inspections of any military facility where nuclear experts believe nuclear research and development is being conducted.
“In Year 10 of this deal all uranium enrichment restrictions end, and in year 15 all restrictions on building a nuclear facility end. That’s why President Obama actually admitted in an NPR interview as a “relevant fear” that in year 13, 14, 15 (of deal) they will have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point the breakout times will have shrunk down to zero.
“We critiqued the Lausanne framework’s innumerable flaws last week. This week, there have seen new developments that only underscore this bleak and disturbing prognosis.
“In recent days, Tehran has given the Hamas regime in Gaza tens of millions of dollars, enabling it to rebuild its terror tunnels into Israel, designed and built for the purpose of perpetrating Mumbai-like mass casualty terrorist attacks and replenish their stocks of missiles. Hamas has found it possible to open 18 terrorist training camps and divert concrete from reconstruction to the building of terror tunnels.
“Reports also indicate that Iran is also supplying thousands of new missiles to Hizballah in Lebanon and also on the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan Heights, ensuring that the next Israeli/Hizballah war will almost certainly lead to Israel being attacked with thousands of missiles.
“Moreover, Russia is selling S-300 missiles to the Iranian regime which will enable Iran to shield its nuclear facilities from aerial attack. This week, Russia announced that it has started supplying grain, equipment, and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal.
“Iran would have been hard-pressed to come up with the cash for these expenditures and acquisitions were it not for the sanctions relief it has been receiving already since November 2013, when the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) was signed by the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva.
“Now, Russia has broke sanctions, even before the deal is signed, which makes a mockery of President Obama’s claim last week that sanctions can be ‘snapped back’ if Iran violates the deal.
“Russia has already jumped the gun on missile sales to Iran. If we cannot prevail on Vladimir Putin to stop missile sales to Iran before signing a nuclear agreement, how will we be able to do so after signing one?
“We already know that the U.S. is unable to stop Russian arms sales to Iran. How will we be able to do so when decisions on violations of the impending agreement will depend upon the agreement of all five permanent members of the UN Security Council?
“The following, unambiguous message is being sent to Iran right now:
“You can continue to work for the destruction of Israel and pay no price.
“You can continue to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and pay no price.
“You can continue to fund terrorist organizations across the Middle East, even help topple pro-American regimes, and pay no price.
“You can continue to arm and fund Hamas and Hezbollah, so both can continue to assault Israel, and pay no price.
“You can continue to murder Iranian dissidents abroad and pay no price.
“You can continue to develop your nuclear weapons program and pay no price.”