Brain Bush’s Blog

Iran Negotiation

  • By : Brian Bush
  • February 18, 2014
  • 8:36 pm

Hello Everyone,

Talks and diplomatic negotiation continue regarding Iran and it's nuclear program.

Senior European Union officials have expressed doubt as to if we will be able to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran.

Israel believes that the interim agreement led by US efforts is causing some cracks in the sanctions regime.

Some Israeli Government officials are critical however.

Israel's resolute “zero enrichment” position is possibly thwarting the State's influencing of these negotiations.

With the resumption of the major powers' talks directly with Iran regarding its nuclear project, Tehran it appears, has little incentive to conclude a final agreement.

Maintaining the Status Quo is good for Iran right now.

They have come out today saying that the dismantling of their Nuclear program is off the negotiation table.

Some Israeli analysts are saying Iran is exactly where it wants to be.

They are challenging Israel by standing atop Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's now famous 'red line' from the UN.

The chatter continues that Iran is perhaps weeks or maybe few months away from nuclear bomb making capabilities.

Israeli's say that Iran's reformist faction, along with the Iranian people themselves, are satisfied with maintaining the current positions because of the improvement in their economy since the sanctions were partly lifted.

And as evidenced by these talks, Iran's re-entry into the international community amidst all this dialogue is positive for the new Iranian leadership.

But the fact is that as long as there is a diplomatic process, Israel cannot attack Iran – as it says it will if Iran crosses over that 'red line' of Mr. Netanyahu's.

The reality is, that with this pressure of an Israeli unilateral attack, and at that – a possible US strike if things diplomatically were to fall apart and the Iranians renege on their word – there is no reason for Iran to cooperate too much with the international community.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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