B’nai B’rith International hopes that U.S. Senate ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) will ensure Russian cooperation in stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons program. B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick called Iran, “the most dangerous threat to stability in the Middle East. To enable the global leader in state-sponsored terrorism, a nation bent on destruction of the one true democracy in the region, to possess nuclear weapons is an eventuality that cannot be tolerated.” Glick noted, “Were Iran to possess nuclear weapons, it would be a virtual certainty that they would share them with terrorist groups and other rogue nations and trigger an international arms race. This threat to international stability cannot be overstated.”
According to the administration, if the treaty is ratified it would isolate nations such as Iran and North Korea that refuse to adhere to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and would deny them the opportunities that international recognition bring.
It is imperative that the United States take all possible steps to ensure that Iran does not continue its march toward developing nuclear weapons.