With negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal underway, Israel is not happy, and Israeli officials are making that known. In a visit to France on Tuesday, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called for more sanctions on Iran and a “credible military threat” against the country.
“Sanctions on Iran must not be removed. Sanctions must be tightened, a credible military threat must be applied, because only that will stop its nuclear race,” Lapid told French President Emmanuel Macron.
Lapid and other Israeli officials constantly claim Iran is close to developing a nuclear bomb, and those warnings have stepped up now that the JCPOA talks are back on. On Monday, Israeli media reported that Israel warned the US Iran is preparing to enrich uranium at the 90 percent level needed for weapons-grade. But there’s no evidence that Tehran is considering the move, and the report was clearly timed to coincide with the start of negotiations in Vienna.
Israel points to recent advances in Iran’s civilian nuclear program as evidence they are coming closer to a bomb, including enriching some uranium enrichment at 60 percent. But Iran only took these steps in response to Israeli covert attacks and since the US withdrew from the JCPOA in 2018 by reimposing crippling sanctions.
If Israel really cared about the advancements in Iran’s nuclear program, it would recognize that the JCPOA is the best way to roll it back. The agreement limits Iran’s uranium enrichment at 3.67 percent and puts its nuclear program under the most stringent inspections in the world.
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China and Russia have hyper sonic sonic missiles with latest technologies. Russia tested satellite killers successfully. Both countries together are no push overs.Probably, they may put their foot down on Zionist demands.They are their own masters who make decisions in the interests of their nations unlike the West, slaves of Zionists
Russia’s main concern is recovering her lost colonies in Eastern Europe. China wants to take Taiwan. .Both sides want to dispel US influence.Iran is secondary. Meanwhile. the subcontinent wallows in backwardness.
Zionists’ concern is to have world domination through powerful but totally compromised America .Europe too has surrendered to the Zionists. The only probable, potential force that can resist Zionist power is a Russia China alliance. So the Zionists are egging its vassal to go to war. It is all about Zionist motives and machinations only that whatever may be your contentions
Wait for the complete fall of America and hopefully thereby Zionism the biggest menace
“Russia’s main concern is recovering her lost colonies in Eastern Europe.”
“China wants to take Taiwan.”
Taiwan, like Hong Kong, is Chinese territory. Start there and get over it. That said, all this “China is going to invade!!!” nonsense is just demonizing propaganda aimed at the reliably brain-dead fraction of the US population to gull them into going along with the continued MIC looting of the US.
Meanwhile, the Chinese will continue doing what they have been doing for the last 70 years: patiently waiting for the US Empire to fade and for Taiwan to peacefully tumble back into the fold. “Patience”, what a concept!
“Both sides want to dispel US influence.”
Both sides want to dispel US malign influence.
FTFY. (Patience, again, is the plan. Wait for it to happen naturally. The US is in freefall.)
“Iran is secondary.”
Not for Israel. For Israel, Iran is now seen as the primary remaining threat, the US as Israel’s stooge, having dutifully destroyed Iraq and Syria on Israel’s behalf. And as we’ve seen, Israel now is working every provocation and pressure — unsuccessfully so far — to get the US to do the same to Iran.
“We have to fight them over there,
so we don’t have to fight them over hereso Israel doesn’t have to.”
That’s of course setting aside Israel being its own worst enemy.
“Meanwhile. the subcontinent wallows in backwardness.”
A gratuitous slam because … what … extra credit ???
“utter nonsense”-people in glass houses should not throw stones.
Did it ever occur to you that perhaps the people in Taiwan, just like the people in HongKong, do not want to be part of China?
No – they should throw strip parties.
Countries develop deterrents based on the threats they face. A “credible military threat” and no options left economically could be just the thing to convince Iran to take the plunge and develop nukes … something they have resisted doing the past 20 years.
Peace would be advanced with sanctions against Israel, and a credible military threat against Israel. Those are today mostly just hype, but they ought to be more for the benefit of everyone, including even any peaceful Israelis.
The warmongers in Israel have already won the “nuclear race”. What a bunch of hypocrites.
Macron and all other Neoliberals taking orders: Starve Iranians, destroy Iran, kill all the Iranians, destroy and kill all the Iranians, did I forget anything? …No? Ok, we’ll be back next week to make sure you don’t forget any orders.
I believe a “credible military threat” against IsraHell is needed.
Yes, send all the US ne’er do wells who smoke weed and crack all day to Gaza.
You’re a dog eared pony show. Why don’t you just move there?
If the Israelis think that the Iron Dome that works so well against Hamas firecrackers will protect them from Iranian ballistic missiles, what a tragedy awaits their population. Of course, the Israeli response will be nuclear, so what a tragedy awaits Iran and the world. This is a war that must not be fought. Everyone understands this, which is why 20 years of tensions has not resulted in a war. But that’s the thing about powder kegs. They only take a spark.
It was sold to us, funded by us and intended by us, to enable Israel to make peace with Hamas in Gaza without undue risk. Of course all it did was enable Israel to make war against Gaza without risk.
Hamas rejeccted Oslo-they want war!
Yigal Amir also rejected Oslo!!!
He was not a government official-he was a murderer
“Benjamin Netanyahu has long been accused of playing a part in the incitement that many believe led to the killing.”
Hamas has repeatedly stated that they would accept a Palestinian State based on the Green Line borders with Israel if approved by a Palestinian referendum.
I guess the Jews in Warsaw rejected peace offers and wanted war too?
I guess the inhabitants of the ghetto in Warsaw rejected peace offers and wanted war too?
Israel rejected Hamas.
An Israeli first strike is morally justified and long overdue.
Note your complete failure to acknowledge the consequences of such a strike. Why do you want Israeli civilians to die in Iranian missile barrages? You are absolutely insane. Thankfully you have no power. Take your Hasbarist garbage elsewhere. In fact, are you an American? If so, renounce your citizenship and I’ll buy you your one way ticket to the country with your true loyalty.
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