Letter: Opposed To Iran Agreement

Weekly, we read in the Town-Crier of all the community squabbles and the environmental scares that will flood, pollute and destroy our region, but it is time to look beyond these things. America is facing certain disaster that is bigger than all of this — a nuclear Middle East.

We currently have an administration, along with some members of Congress, that continue to support this Iranian nuclear agreement. By making the political calculation not to present this monumental deal as a treaty, and instead as an executive order, means that it may go through with only one-third plus one vote of only one house. How did we get to where the majority does not count? The latest poll shows that 61 percent of Floridians oppose the deal.

Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror and will be rewarded with up to $150 billion up front before adherence to the agreement. This money will be used to fund its terror proxies and acquire military resources to wreak havoc in the Middle East. This deal also allows Iran to continue working on ICBMs to reach America.

At the end of the short deal — even if they cross every “t” and dot every “i” — there are no limits or restrictions for Iran’s future nuclear development. This deal paves the pathway for Iran to have a nuclear weapon. We still don’t know details of the side deals made between Iran and the IAEA. How can anyone support a deal without being able to see it in complete form? Surveillance satellites already show Iran cleaning up the Parchin site ahead of an IAEA visit.

This deal will set the stage for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have already said that they will counter with their own nuclear weapons. The sanctions were the best tool at our disposal to avoid war, and they were causing Iran’s economy to freefall. Despite the rhetoric, there is no such thing as snapback sanctions. Once investment has been made in Tehran, no business will back out. This deal will undo all that has been done with sanctions and make war more likely, not less.

I am incredibly disappointed that politics and a false legacy trump American safety. The fact that the United States is party to an agreement with a country sworn to our destruction and that of our close ally, Israel, is shameful. It is time that we all look to the big picture that may change the future of everyone.

Elise Dubinsky, The Acreage