July 26, 2022
Restoring Deterrence: Biden Must Support Israel Against IranBack to All
by Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow
As the window for reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) rapidly closes, the debate on the issue is heating up.
In 2002, the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), an opposition group, revealed Iran’s secret nuclear sites. Israel’s response was in line with the Begin nuclear doctrine, which noted that “on no account shall we permit an enemy to develop weapons of mass destruction against the people of Israel.” Well before that, in June 1981, when the doctrine was first enunciated, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) completely destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor in Osirak. In September 2007, the IAF eliminated the Syrian Al-Kubar nuclear facility.
More than any other country in the region, Israel considers a nuclear Iran an existential threat…
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