Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for United Press International, penning a letter to Donald Trump on the Iran Deal:
Dear Mr. Trump;
Last week, you called the nuclear agreement with Iran the worst deal you have “ever, ever” seen. Having made that statement, holding you accountable is fair game. While you could protest the specific questions hurled at you by a conservative radio talk show host in which you confused “Kurds” with “Quds,” your assessment of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action demands more than an ad hominem conclusion.
My sense is that you have neither studied nor have read the hundred-plus page document to understand what it does and does not achieve. My guess is that you cannot tell the difference between a centrifuge and a Cadillac. However, I will give you the benefit of the doubt.
Understanding the context for rejecting your flawed conclusion that this is the worst agreement ever is important. As you may or may not know, nuclear weapons require either Uranium (U-235) or Plutonium (P-239). Weapons grade Uranium can be produced by gaseous diffusion or centrifuge using UF6 (uranium fluoride 6). This is called enrichment. Plutonium is produced as a by-product of reprocessing Uranium in a heavy water reactor.