Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Donald Trump was correct in saying that Iran had violated “the spirit” of the deal made with the United States under the leadership of the Obama administration regarding its effort to procure a nuclear weapon.
“[Y]ou need three things to develop a usable nuclear weapon,” he explained. “Number one, you need the fissile material. Number two, you have to weaponize it, you have to make it explode, and that’s what was revealed today, they’ve been working on this assiduously. Third, you need ballistic missiles to deliver them. The problem is that Obama administration looked only at the fissile element. So technologically speaking you can say that, yes, it’s a frozen program. They are not increasing the amount of enriched uranium. But what the Iranians are doing, and this is so obvious a child can see it, is while the program on the fissile material is frozen, they’re working rapidly on the weaponization, which is the other part you need, and of course on the ballistic missiles which we can see.”
“The weaponization is in a military facility called Parchin,” Krauthammer continued. “It was supposed to have been investigated under the Obama administration and before the signing of the agreement to make sure it hadn’t been used in the past for weaponization. Of course, Obama and Kerry caved on that, never did. We are not allowed to inspect. We allowed the Iranians to inspect themselves on Parchin, which was a joke. So, yes, they are developing a nuclear weapon. It is a violation of the spirit of the agreement because the way they look at it in half a decade, they will be able to resume the fissile material, the enriching uranium, they will have weaponized, and they will have the deals.”
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