(FreedomBeacon.com)- Ron Dermer, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States before President Obama, said on Monday that the actions of the Obama administration toward Iran make it more likely that Israel would have to take unilateral action to halt Tehran’s nuclear development.
In an appearance on the John Solomon Reports podcast, Dermer stated that he did not believe President Biden was attempting to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. He expressed his regret by saying, “I do not think that the aim of the Biden administration is to avoid a nuclear-armed Iran.”
Biden has made efforts to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement, which President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of after President Barack Obama negotiated it in 2015. Dermer opposed the deal and the move by Biden to rejoin it, arguing that the constraints it placed on the Iranian government left its nuclear infrastructure intact and only postponed Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear bombs.
“It’s having the infrastructure, the nuclear infrastructure,” he explained, “which is why the agreement was so horrible; it leaves them with the nuclear infrastructure, and it doesn’t eliminate it.”
Dermer said we’re trying to do all we can, but at the end of the day, you only have two choices: Iran acquires nuclear weapons, or we take military action to stop them.
The diplomat continued by describing two other occasions in which Israel foiled the nuclear ambitions of its rivals by bombing nuclear facilities in Iraq under the rule of Saddam Hussein and Syria under the rule of Bashar al-Assad.
In pointing out that Israel has eliminated two nuclear projects, Dermer noted that it’s Israel 2, the rest of the world 0.
Regrettably, Dermer doesn’t see the United States taking care of this problem in Iran for us, so it really boils down to one of two choices: Either we’re going to have to take action, or the people of Iran are going to rise up and throw out this dictatorship that they loathe.
Furthermore, Dermer stated, we need to ensure that we are ready for any possibility.