With the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers set for June 16-20, a short animated film released by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry explains the risks the proposed agreement with Tehran poses to the world, saying that if it is ratified in its present formulation, Iran's ability to manufacture a nuclear bomb would remain intact.
"The world agrees: Iran plus an atomic bomb equals bad news," the video explains. The deal must be stopped, the narrator continues, as "Iran is the biggest exporter of terror in the world, spreading instability and death."
Watch the film featured on the Ministry’s YouTube Channel:
A press release issued by the ministry stated that the movie was sent to "hundreds of Jewish leaders and organizations in an effort to raise awareness of the danger Iran will continue to pose, even with an agreement in place."
"Iranian missiles threaten the western world including Madrid, Rome and Paris, and they're developing new ones which can reach the United States," the video warns.
Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful aims such as power generation and medicine. Western powers and Israel suspect it is a cover for acquiring the capability to make nuclear weapons.
The latest round of negotiations in Vienna last week resulted in little progress.
The six powers want Iran to agree to scale back uranium enrichment and other sensitive nuclear activity and accept more rigorous UN inspections to deny it any capability of quickly producing atomic bombs, in exchange for an end to sanctions.
"Under the deal proposed Iran will halt its race towards an atomic bomb in return for the lifting of the sanctions which has been slowing it down." Pinpointing what they see as the "big problem" the agreement poses, the video goes on to explain that "Iran's abilities to make a bomb will remain intact."
"Iran's plan is to reach a deal which relieves the sanctions, without giving up the machines (centrifuges). Then, at the right opportunity, it will dash towards the bomb before the world has a chance to say 'boo,'"
the video stated.
This isn't the first time Israel has used visual aids to illustrate Israel's resolve to stopping Iran from obtaining the nuclear bomb. On September 27, 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly with a speech in which he flashed a diagram showing the progress Iran has made, saying it was getting "late, very late" to stop Tehran.
Netanyahu at UN with cartoon-like bomb. (Photo: Reuters)
While holding up a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb, Netanyahu drew a red line below the fuse, to indicate the point at which Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb.
According to the press release issued by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, Economy Minister and Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali, Bennett had wrote in a letter accompanying the film: "Now is the time to speak up and take action to stop a bad deal from being signed that will allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon."
"Iran with a bomb is a global threat, and will turn the Middle East into a nuclear nightmare. We need to do everything we can to stop it," the video concluded, with the written message "Don't let the Ayatollahs Win", in its final frame.