Four Israeli views on Iran: Michael Herzog

BICOM has interviewed four experts to get their perspectives on the nuclear deal, Iran’s regional policies, and how to move forward.

Michael Herzog is BICOM’s Senior Visiting Fellow and former head of the Strategic Planning Division of the IDF. He says that when people in Israel talk about “nixing” or “fixing” they are focused on fixing and argues that this can be done without exiting or renegotiating the deal but rather by strengthening deterrence outside of the agreement and strictly interpreting some of the clauses within the agreement itself which are ambiguous. Herzog believes that Trump plans to use the leverage gained from decertification to work with Congress and European allies to address the flaws in the nuclear deal, and argues that because the Europeans are petrified that Trump will leave the agreement, they are willing to work with him to improve some of its flaws.

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