Former Director General of Israel Atomic Energy Commission comes out in support of Iran deal

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 9, 2015 00:40

 
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Brigadier Gen. (Ret.) Uzi Eilam, who led all nuclear activities under Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Yizhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres, has come out in support of the Iranian nuclear deal via a viral video campaign by the group "No Nukes For Iran Project." 

"Here is the reality check: there is no ideal agreement with Iran, and this deal is imperative," Eilam explains in the video posted on the group's Facebook page.

"Under this agreement, Iran's Plutonium at Arak [nuclear site] will be removed, 98% of Iran's enriched Uranium stockpile will be eliminated, and Iran will be subjected to the most intense inspections ever negotiated," he added.

In an interview with Yediot Aharonot’s Ronen Bergman last year, Eilam claimed that Iran’s nuclear weapons program was a decade from completion, and that it was far from clear that the Iranians even want a nuclear arsenal.

"If the deal fails, the risk for a nuclear Iran will only go up," he finished the video by asserting. 

Congress' review period of the nuclear deal ends on September 17.

Caroline Glick contributed to this report.

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