Brain Bush’s Blog

No Partial Lift

  • By : Brian Bush
  • October 4, 2013
  • 3:20 pm

Hello Folks,

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to Israel just now and gave a brief statement after landing.

He said his government is engaged in a comprehensive international struggle against the Iranian nuclear program.

He announced that next week he will meet with leaders of European countries and will speak with other world leaders emphasizing the fact that the sanctions on Iran can achieve their desired result if they are continued.

Mr. Netanyahu's emphasis is that the world must not be tempted by the Iranian stratagem into easing sanctions as long as the Iranians do not dismantle their nuclear program that Israel views as a military program.

So, after the UN, Mr. Netanyahu will seek to form a European coalition against any partial agreement with Iran.

But it doesn't stop there.

There are reports through diplomatic sources that say Israel is coordinating positions with Gulf States regarding Iran as well.

There are plenty of Arab governments that don't want a powerful Iran. They know it took years to persuade the West to impose sanctions on Iran and seeing them lifted will be a near irreversible action they don't want to see happen.

Iran's President Rouhani has been releasing his own statements saying that Iran has succeeded in preventing a regional war.

In response to Netanyahu's speech at the UN Mr. Rouhani has said Israel is angry because 'its sword has been blunted' and 'Iran is becoming more powerful every day'.

Lastly, he put a twist on Bibi's words saying that he (Netanyahu) made us (Iran) happy.

This perhaps hides Iran's concern that rapprochement between the US and Israel in defining the now famous red line of the Iranian nuclear project, is clear and unequivocal.

This potential cooperation between Jerusalem and Washington can be clearly viewed as an increase of threat against Mr. Rouhani and Iran.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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