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Response to Roger Cohen

ADL Letter to

The Iranian regime has not gotten the message that their nuclear program is unacceptable to the international community.

August 17, 2012

To the Editor:

Roger Cohen raises some important concerns about Iran's nuclear program. ("Israel's Iran Itch," Aug. 16).  He correctly asserts that a nuclear Iran threatens global stability, and that expressed Israeli fears for their country's security are not just hyperbole.

The Iranian regime has not gotten the message that their nuclear program is unacceptable to the international community. They continue to enrich uranium well beyond peaceful capacity in defiance of U.N. resolutions, and their participation in negotiations with the P5+1 has failed to produce any tangible results.

This has left the international community at a crossroads with Iran. A day may soon arrive when Tehran decides to build a nuclear bomb, and once that decision is taken, it is uncertain if any country, including the United States, will be able to act quickly enough to stop them. This is Israel's greatest concern.

It is imperative to understand that if Iran is allowed to continue stonewalling the international community, decisive action to stop its nuclearization process will soon become impossible.

Sincerely,

The Anti-Defamation League

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