Start with this fact: Tehran, the capital of Iran, is 968 miles from Jerusalem.
Add this fact: In 2013, the Obama administration and Congress agreed that the distance Iran should be limited to test fire ballistic missile should not exceed 310 miles, but that benchmark eventually increased to 1,240 miles, after Iran pushed back.
Add another fact: on Tuesday, Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, released a report in which he stated, “Iran’s ballistic missile programs give it the potential to hold targets at risk across the region, and Tehran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East. Tehran’s desire to deter the United States might drive it to field an ICBM. Progress on Iran’s space program, such as the launch of the Simorgh SLV in July 2017, could shorten a pathway to an ICBM because space launch vehicles use similar technologies.”
The report added:
Iran continues to develop and improve a range of new military capabilities to target U.S. and allied military assets in the region, including armed UAVs, ballistic missiles, advanced naval mines, unmanned explosive boats, submarines and advanced torpedoes, and anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles," the DNI warned. "Iran has the largest ballistic missile force in the Middle East and can strike targets up to 2,000 kilometers from Iran's borders.
Mix in this fact: sources familiar with the talks told The Washington Free Beacon that in discussions with European allies regarding the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump Administration has been softening its opposition to the Iran nuclear deal in order to appease those same European allies who championed the deal and want to do business with Iran.
Put them all together with the Iranian regime’s hatred of Israel and what could you have? Another Holocaust.
Thus Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) has proposed including a "zero tolerance" clause on Iranian ballistic missiles that would reinstate sanctions on Iran if Iran tests any ballistic missile.
Omri Ceren, a managing director at The Israel Project, told the Free Beacon,"Congress and the Israelis are on the same page about this. The only acceptable fix to the Iran deal is one that prohibits all nuclear capable ballistic missiles, which is what the relevant U.N. resolution says anyway, if the international community would ever bother to enforce it. House Republicans even explicitly laid out those expectations in recent legislation they advanced."