The deal is bad for Iran, but it is good for Israel, a US Senate report finds.
The report is a damning indictment of the Iran deal that President Donald Trump has described as the worst deal in the history of the United States.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released its report Wednesday on the agreement, which has been criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike, and the White House called the report “misleading.”
Read moreThe report finds the deal is a failure on many fronts, including the sanctions regime, Iran’s ability to enrich uranium, and its compliance with the international community.
In fact, the report notes that it is the first time the United Nations Security Council has ever imposed sanctions on a country in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Read more”Iran is an unpredictable and aggressive country that is likely to continue to expand its nuclear capabilities and will likely seek to acquire nuclear weapons in the future,” the report says.
“The agreement is a clear failure on all fronts.”
According to the report, sanctions against Iran will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and sanctions will only slow Iran’s progress toward developing them.
The sanctions regime will remain in place, but the sanctions will not apply to Iran’s nuclear activities or its ballistic missile program.
The deal will not remove Iran from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which prohibits the export or transfer of nuclear technology to other countries, and will not lead to a drop in the level of nuclear weapons production.
The report also says the agreement does not stop Iran from seeking nuclear weapons and will be detrimental to Israel.
The nuclear deal does not address Israel’s security needs, it concludes, and it does not reduce Iran’s reliance on nuclear weapons.
The Senate report found that the deal has resulted in Iran gaining significant amounts of enriched uranium and plutonium, and that Iran is likely seeking to acquire even more nuclear materials.
According to the Senate report, Iran has spent $150 billion on the enrichment process since the agreement was signed in 2015, but has not completed a single nuclear weapon.
The State Department estimates that Iran could be enriching uranium at least as much as 500 kilograms per day for five years.
The State Department report also found that Iran’s enrichment program was not subject to international safeguards that would have prevented the country from obtaining nuclear weapons or obtaining an enriched uranium fuel cycle that would be useful for nuclear weapons capability.
The agreement does, however, impose restrictions on Iran’s access to enriched uranium.
Iran has not provided any evidence that Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons since it signed the agreement.
According the Senate investigation, Iranian officials have said they have no intention of developing nuclear warheads and that their aim is to use the nuclear energy to fuel their countrys nuclear energy program.
The Iranian government is not required to submit verification reports on its nuclear activities and it has repeatedly refused to do so, the Senate said.
The US Congress passed the nuclear deal in 2015 in the wake of a major UN Security Council resolution calling on Iran to end its nuclear weapons program.