Iran already has a nuclear weapon, making the nuclear deal "a moot point," retired U.S. Army Gen. Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV
Decades of intelligence reports show that Tehran has "gotten the support from Russia, from North Korea and from China," Vallely told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "It's a cabal that's been set up to support the Iranian nuclear program.
"They have the launch systems. They have the guidance-control system. They have the detonation system. They have the warhead. And guess what? Russia and North Korea's tested everything for them.
"All they have to do is put it together like a tinker toy — and that's why they have the nuclear capability now," Vallely said. "The only reason Iran wants to do it is to get released some $150 billion in sanctions money they can use to further their programs."
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Retired Army Col. Derek Harvey, former adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, agreed.
"It's very credible," he told Hayworth of Vallely. "I was a ballistic missile analyst for North Korea. I also worked on national intelligence estimates dealing with Iran and North Korea and nuclear aspirations.
"What he says I will not doubt that it has a great deal of truth to it, but we just need to see what is really going to develop in the future," Harvey said. "Right now, what is in the deal is very concerning as it pertains to ballistic missiles.
"You don't need long-range ballistic missiles for conventional warheads. The only reason they have these intercontinental missiles that they're developing is for a nuclear-delivery capability."
He added that "we need to treat Iran much differently with greater level of suspicion and doubt."
Vallely joined nearly 200 retired military generals and admirals
in sending a letter to congressional leaders this week urging them to oppose the Iran nuclear deal after Congress returns from its recess next month.
He said the military leaders released the letter "so that people can contact their congressmen, their senators and prevent this deal from even being signed.
"I know what's going to happen," Vallely added, referencing Iran. "They're going to continue to target Israel, launch an attack — and then launch an attack against the United States, because we are their enemies.
"That's why we said in the article that this is aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States, which is a treasonous event under our Constitution."
He said that the actions of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and top presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett were "really bordering on treasonous grounds right now."
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