Security experts have called Iran an “existential threat” to the Middle East and are “skeptical” about the success of the nuclear deal.

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According to experts, Iran poses a threat to the Middle East as a whole, fearing that it does not respect its borders and neighbors and becomes an “existential threat” to the region.

“Another big problem was Iran and the conversation around Iran is basically close to breaking throughenough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon,” said Jane Harman, a former congresswoman and president emeritus of the Wilson Center, during a discussion at the Aspen Security Forum. even the intention at the moment to produce it.”

“But Iran is an existential threat to Israel, and the whole region is starting to see it that way,” she added.

Iran has not been the focus of attention at the forum, but concerns about Tehran’s nuclear and regional ambitions have surfaced in numerous discussions. Recent reports indicate that Iran may be weeks away from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the development of sufficiently enriched uranium.

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British intelligence chief Richard Moore said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), informally known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, remains “the best available means” to contain Iran, but said he was “skeptical” that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei would actually agree to it .

“I’m not sure we’ll get there,” Moore said at the forum. “This discussion might be a little academic because I don’t think Iran’s supreme leader wants to make a deal, so the Iranians won’t want to stop negotiating either, so they can continue a bit. ”

Moore argued that even if the deal went through, there would still be “a lot of work” because Iran continues to work on “destabilizing activities in our region.”

“What are they doing in Iraq, in Syria, even in Yemen, sponsoring the Houthis,” he said. “They’re still killing or trying to catch dissidents abroad, so there’s plenty to do.”

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The forum repeatedly raised the issue of the need to continue developing partnerships between Western countries and countries neighboring Iran in order to increase their security and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Benny Gantz, Israel’s defense minister, told the crowd that Iran poses a threat to the region as a whole. When asked if Israel was willing to go it alone to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, he said yes, he was.

“There is another country, in our case Iran, that is calling for its destruction and creating the means to do so, and I think that for international reasons, the world should stop this, I think that for regional reasons, the region should be united around this, and I think that we, as the Israeli government, as the leaders of the Jewish country, have a historical responsibility to prevent this from happening.”

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Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Deputy Minister of Political Affairs, who spoke after Gantz, asked the moderator if he would support pre-emptive military action against Iran to prevent it from going nuclear, and would Bahrain participate in such action?

“We have been following all these developments very closely. Obviously, a diplomatic solution to this issue would be a priority, we have seen how the Iranian regime ignores the current efforts to comply with what it should adhere to. ignorance and the constant development of the nuclear program in Iran can lead to the fact that the region and it … will obviously affect its neighbors in a very dramatic way.”

When asked by a moderator, can he take his answer as “ambiguous, maybe”, and was it fair? Khalifa responded by saying “fair enough”.

CIA Director William Burns, speaking Wednesday at the Aspen Security Forum, noted that within the framework of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “from which the last administration abandoned a few years ago, the breakthrough time to produce this amount of fissile material was just over a year.” Today, he said that “the same breakthrough time can be measured not in more than years, but in weeks.”

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Burns also commented on the relationship between Russia and Iran and stressed that if the two countries must rely on each other, then it will be a marriage of convenience, and not a trust.

“I have to admit that looking at the footage of yesterday’s meeting between President Putin and Iran’s supreme leader… the reality is that Russians and Iranians need each other right now – both countries are under heavy sanctions and both are looking to break out of political isolation.” – Burns . said. “But if they need each other, they don’t really trust each other in the sense that their energy rivals and historical rivals do.”