- - Wednesday, January 6, 2021

It is now obvious that Iran has decided to go ahead with its enriched-uranium program, a critical step in its nuclear-bomb program (“Iran says it begins 20% uranium enrichment amid U.S. tensions,” Web, Jan. 4). This decision was probably taken to force a concession from the incoming Biden administration for a renewal of the flawed nuclear agreement that gave Iran a lifting of sanctions and a path to the nuclear bomb, coupled with a continuation of its long-range-missile technology. With this tactic, Iran will have the best of all worlds, as sanctions against it are lifted and its current military programs can continue.

The expected (and warranted) reply from Israel, now faced with a less-friendly U.S. administration, will be to act on its own to thwart this very existential threat. Without support from the U.S. or the international community, Israel’s actions could comprise an attack, of both the military and cyber varieties. Supporters of Israel will acknowledge that the Jewish state will have no other option.

NELSON MARANS

New York

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