A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage during the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. (photo credit:REUTERS)
JPost By: Yaakov Lappin
Dr. Ephraim Asculai releases book with accounts of Israeli Atomic Energy Commission’s early days.
A senior Israeli nuclear researcher cast doubt on the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying it could make things even worse. Dr. Ephraim Asculai, founder of the Negev Nuclear Research Center (a nuclear installation in Dimona) said he has a number of serious concerns about the arrangement.
Asculai has released a new book detailing his life’s journey, which took him through some of the most sensitive areas of Israeli – and international – security. The book, A Train Rides Backwards: Memories of an Israeli Nuclear Scientist, contains accounts of the early days of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), his work in the IDF, and key posts he held in the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Asked to comment from his unique vantage point on the nuclear deal between Iran and the West, Asculai said, “There is a huge amount of things it does not include. Relations between Iran and the world. Iran-Israel relations. Iranian missiles. Human rights. None of these things is covered.