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Israel at the UN: Lifting Sanctions on Iran Greases Wheels of Terrorism

The Jerusalem Post reports: NEW YORK – “Iran is continuing to strive for nuclear weapons and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s optimism must not blind the international community,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon (pictured) said on Saturday, as world powers dropped sanctions on Iran after international monitors concluded the first phase of their landmark nuclear deal complete, marking the formal commencement of the accord.

Lifting the sanctions, Danon said is like “greasing the wheels of terrorism that Iran is funding around the world.”

“Israel will continue to monitor closely all activities of Iran, both in terms of the nuclear threat and the terror threat,” he added.

Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached last summer brings with it Tehran’s reentry into the global marketplace after decades of pariah status. The Islamic Republic will have full and immediate access to tens of billions of dollars in unfrozen assets, a surge in business opportunities, and be reconnected to the Society for the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, or SWIFT, the world’s largest payments network for financial institutions.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post

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