Letter: Lack of full sanctions puts Iran in driver's seat on nuclear agreement
What kind of warhead does one load on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile? An artillery shell? A grenade? BBs? No, no and no. Multimillion dollar ICBMs are made for nuclear weapons; they aren't cost-effective for anything else.
Why then does this agreement with Iran allow them both to continue their nuclear program and continue building ICBMs? They have had rockets capable of reaching Israel for years; we saw that in the Gulf War. So, why do they need ICBMs?
They have told us — to reach Europe and the United States. For the love of God, why wasn't one or the other non-negotiable?
The only good argument in favor of this agreement is "it is the best we can do at this time." Perhaps, but that is because the president put his "thumb on the scale" by removing many of the sanctions before negotiations. If the full sanctions were still in place, we would be in the driver's seat, not Iran.
David L. Forman