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Alan Dershowitz: US Offers a Sweet Deal to Deceptive Iran

By    |   Monday, 09 Mar 2015 07:52 PM

The Obama administration is so eager to have Iran's help against the Islamic State, U.S. negotiators are practically giving away the store in nonproliferation talks meant to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, legal scholar and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax TV.

Dershowitz told "MidPoint" guest host John Bachman on Monday that compared to the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, the Islamic State (ISIS) really is the terrorist B-team that President Barack Obama once belittled as a "JV" squad.

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"ISIS is terrorists with trucks and knives and swords, but they're retail terrorists," said Dershowitz. "If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, it's a game changer, to quote President Obama.

"We're giving too much to Iran in the fight against ISIS, and not demanding enough from Iran in its efforts to develop nuclear weapons," he said. "We've skewed the balance away from protecting American interests."

Joined on-air by retired intelligence analyst and U.S. Army Col. Derek Harvey, Dershowitz also questioned the deal's proposed 10-year slowdown of Iranian nuclear activities, given Tehran's track record of duplicity.

"They can cheat. … They do it very well," Dershowitz said of the regime's leaders, who are suspected of attempting to turn Iran into a nuclear military power while insisting they only want enriched uranium and plutonium for peaceful energy production.

"As the negotiations were going on, they were cheating," said Dershowitz, citing fresh allegations of yet another hidden Iranian nuclear facility uncovered by internal opposition figures.

"They cheat as they negotiate," Dershowitz said of the Iranians. "So why do you think they won't cheat over the next 10 years?

"And once the 10-year clock ticks, they then have a green light, an invitation, to develop a nuclear bomb from the United States and the world leaders who negotiated this deal," he said. "This is a very good deal for Iran and not a particularly good deal for the United States."

Dershowitz also singled out other backers of the emerging deal, such as Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, for giving Iran what he said amounts to first right of refusal and veto power over every provision in the deal.

"That's the worst negotiating position to be in," said Dershowitz. "The Iranians now believe that we believe that a bad deal is better than no deal and that this deal — which they understand from America's point of view is a bad deal — we have no alternative but to accept it, and that puts us at a terrible bargaining position.

"And it means we'll be guaranteed to get a bad deal — which hopefully Congress will not agree to," he said.

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The Obama administration is so eager to have Iran's help against ISIS, U.S. negotiators are practically giving away the store in nonproliferation talks meant to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, legal scholar and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax.
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