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    Pro-Israel DC Lobby Claims Iran Nuclear Deal Represents a Threat to…America

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    According to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal represents a "dangerous moment" for America.

    The implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal represents a "dangerous moment" for America, and it is essential to make Iran meet the commitments it made when it accepted the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said Sunday.

    "This is a dangerous moment for America and our allies. We need to hold Iran to the commitments it made when it accepted the JCPOA," AIPAC, America's most influential pro-Israel lobbying organization, stated following the implementation of the Iran deal.

    The statement stressed that "Congress and the executive branch must also live up to their own commitments," which means it has to respond to Iranian violations of the JCPOA "with certain, swift and severe penalties." The organization also noted it is necessary to shut out the possibility of Iran building up "its ability to pursue regional dominance" as a "terrorist state".

    "Iran can repatriate tens of billions of dollars from frozen foreign accounts, fueling its efforts to expand its reach across the region. The international community will dismantle its elaborate sanctions regime, and Iran will start down the path to legitimize its illicit nuclear program," the statement reads.

    AIPAC also asserted that Iran demonstrated its irresponsibility in the past when it violated mandatory United Nations Security Council resolutions by conducting prohibited ballistic missile tests.

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made skeptical comments on the implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal as well, saying that Iran hasn't yet abandoned its ambitions to possess nuclear weapons.

    Iran and six major international powers (the US, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany) reached an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program in July 2015. The deal entailed Iran agreeing to ensure that its nuclear program is of a peaceful nature.


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