Mark Dubowitz, another Iran expert, said Tehran is continuing to develop long-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, in violation of U.N. Security Council limits.
"The Obama administration ceded to Iranian demands that their missile program was non-negotiable and, instead, has tried to reassure Congress that this missile threat can be mitigated by constraining Iran's ability to develop a nuclear warhead," said Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
"This major administration concession to Iran will greatly complicate the U.S. intelligence community's ability to detect whether Iran has develop a nuclear warhead-carrying ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States," he added. "By its very nature, it is much more difficult to detect and prevent warhead development, which can take place in small, covert facilities, than it is to determine the nature and extent of a hostile missile program. In yet another example of how deeply flawed the emerging Iran deal will be, Tehran will have a much easier pathway to develop systems."
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