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(Worthy News) - Israel anticipates a 'major escalation' of Iranian-backed terror attacks on its borders as a direct result of the nuclear agreement the US and five additional world powers struck with Tehran, Foreign Ministry’s director-general Dore Gold said Wednesday evening, the Times of Israel reported.
Although he did not detail the specific threats for Israel that could be impacted, or list specific accommodations that Israel sought to counter the threats, Gold warned that 'the moment that the funds become available from frozen accounts…that's when the Middle East goes south and things become extremely dangerous in the region.'
Saying that the release of $150 billion of frozen funds would free Iran from having to choose which terror activities to support, Gold said Iranian troops and their proxies in the region 'will have an ability to be everywhere simultaneously.' [ Source ]
Iran's Ability to Continue Research and Development Troublesome
Among the most problematic aspects of the deal, Gold said, was Iran's ability to continue research and development on centrifuge technology.
"If you have a centrifuge that's operating 20 times faster than the IR-1 centrifuge that is currently used," he explained, "you could build a clandestine enrichment facility that is relatively small, but its output would be extremely impressive because it could enrich the same amount of uranium as one of the big plants like Natanz. Once you get smaller enrichment at undeclared sites -- the same is true with weaponization -- the sites can be the size of a room in a school." These technologies, he suggested, would make it difficult for international observers to detect cheating at small, clandestine sites.