Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jettisoning the JCPOA

Letters to the Editor, Jerusalem Post, May 14, 2018

In “The final word on Iran” (May 11), Yaakov Katz writes that the opponents of the JCPOA “can speak for hours about the problems of the deal, but they offer no alternative. When asked whether they prefer that Israel attack Iran, they say of course not.”

Yet some opponents of the JCPOA, such as national security adviser John Bolton, have been advocating that Israel attack the Iranian nuclear facilities. Others, like Matthew Kroenig, a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown, think the US should do it.
In his 2014 book A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat, he says, “As Iran’s nuclear capabilities grow over time, it is even possible that nuclear war with Iran could threaten the very existence of the United States.”