Israeli Defense Minister Gantz said that the JCPOA will not stop Iran from creating nuclear weapons, Israeli Defense Minister Beni Gantz, at a meeting with the heads of leading think tanks in Washington, commented on the conclusion of a nuclear deal within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the United States and Iran.
He explained that this initiative would be useless, since it would not stop Tehran from implementing its plan to create nuclear weapons, RIA Novosti reports.
“Iran has acquired knowledge, infrastructure and capabilities, and this is irreversible. This will allow Iran to further expand its nuclear program during the period of the agreement, which will have fewer restrictions. Iran will be able to obtain nuclear weapons when the agreement expires in 2031,” the head of the Defense Ministry of the Jewish state said.
He added that Iran will be able to enrich uranium up to 90 percent in a few weeks at the Fordo plant. According to him, the country has thousands of advanced centrifuges available for the implementation of these goals, so Tehran restricts the IAEA’s control over its facilities by all means.
Earlier, Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that an agreement between the United States and Iran on a nuclear deal under the JCPOA could be reached in a few weeks. According to the agency’s interlocutors, Washington and Tehran are currently unable to agree on a number of key provisions of the “historic nuclear agreement.”