“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14 (NKJV)
As part of CUFI’s “For Zion’s Sake” campaign, we have listed 12 principles that we believe the new UK Government should implement, including ending the UK’s involvement in the Iran Deal.
- The Iranian regime is a major threat to Israel and the West.
- The Iran Deal is helping fund Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions, not curtail them.
- Iran is the world’s largest state-sponsor of international terrorism.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Deal, was signed in 2015 in an effort to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The deal is not worth the paper it is written on.
Far from stopping Iran’s dangerous plans of developing a nuclear weapon, the deal instead only sought to delay whilst at the same time funnelling tens of billions of pounds into the hands of a regime hell-bent on Israel’s destruction.
To date, Iran has increased its funding to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza, supplying them with new weaponry and millions of pounds worth of funding every single month. In Lebanon, on Israel’s northern border, Hezbollah, which is under the direct control of Iran, is increasing its military might whilst holding Lebanon under its control politically. And the Iranian army has now moved into Syria and Iraq, creating a pathway straight from Tehran to Israel’s northern border. Furthermore, Iran now boasts of possessing missiles that can reach Europe. With the regime’s anti-West ideology, this should be of great concern to Britain and our allies.
The money Iran has received through this deal could have gone a long way to rebuilding their economy. Instead, the Mullahs of Tehran decided to fund terrorism in foreign lands with the billions they received. In fact Iran is the largest state-sponsor of international terrorism. It is no surprise that Iranian protesters, who are being brutally targeted for protesting, are accusing the regime of neglecting its own people whilst funding Palestinians.
Iran is responsible for deadly terrorism against Israel. The rockets fired into Israeli civilian homes in November came directly from Iran. The Middle East is being further destabilised by terrorist militias controlled by Iran and even the Iranian Revolutionary Guards themselves brutally killing and suppressing Iranian protesters.
Sadly Britain, by supporting the Iran Deal, is allowing funds to reach Iran that enable these dangerous actions.
Therefore, Britain must leave the Iran Deal, not only for Israel’s sake, but for the Iranian people and the entire region to be free from the terror caused and funded by the Iranian regime.