Vienna Nuclear Agreement

With the signing of the Vienna Agreement of 14 July 2015, the E3/EU+3 countries and Iran reached a consensus on a long-term settlement of the nuclear issue after more than 12 years of dispute. Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former senior Middle East official, and General David Petraeus, a former CIA director, wrote in a commentary to the Washington Post: “Strengthening deterrence is essential to address the main weaknesses of the agreement.” Petraeus and Ross argued that if Iran decides to pre-treat itself to a nuclear weapon, “it is necessary not to talk about our options, but about our willingness to use force,” because the threat of violence will further discourage iranians. They said the president could allay their concerns by saying he would use military force to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, including the production of highly enriched uranium, even after the deal expires in 15 years.

Posted October 13th, 2021 in Uncategorized.

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