Pushing to bury Iran deal, Israel insists nobody wants war with Tehran

Lester Mason
May 2, 2018

The Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country does not want war with Iran after the publication of material on Tehran's nuclear program.

"Nobody is seeking that the kind of development".

Now, it's worth noting that accusations of Jewish warmongering were also thrown around by Iran-deal advocates during the lead-up to the deal, prompting a condemnation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

That signatories to the deal claim that Netanyahu showed nothing new, and that they knew all along of Iranian duplicity only makes matters worse. But Netanyahu did not give any proof that Iran was violating the current terms of the deal, and the documents did not appear to refute the International Atomic Energy Agency's assessment that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons activities after 2009.

The IAEA reiterated its positon on Tuesday. But in a statement on its website, it said that it had always been aware of the nuclear weapons work of Iran. Texas needs a leader who will support a serious foreign policy that puts the United States first and that confronts global threats to our security through a position of strength rather than weakness, rather than foolishly wishing them away through ineffective multilateral deals that deny reality and capitulate to Ayatollahs who seek to destroy our way of life. However, he added that among the documents released on Monday, "There are thousands of new documents and new information". They talk of making the deal better, but again, without offering any viable path to achieve it.

"The Iranians call the project Amad".

The spokeswoman also linked the Monday address with ideas to expand and prolong the nuclear deal beyond sunset provisions in 2025 and 2030, an idea spearheaded by French president Emmanuel Macron. "It's like an arsenal of knowledge", Netanyahu told CNN on Tuesday morning.

Delegations from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are set to arrive in Israel this week for a briefing on the intelligence obtained in Iran's nuclear documents, Israel's Prime Minister told journalists on Tuesday.

Although the presentation was live on Israeli television, Netanyahu made clear his audience was overseas, delivering most of his speech in English, before switching to Hebrew.

President Donald Trump has praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's presentation of documents that Netanyahu says show Iran lied about pursuing nuclear weapons. "That is another good reason for keeping the deal while building on it in order to take account of the legitimate concerns of the U.S. and our other allies", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said. "I'm not telling you what I'm doing, but a lot of people think they know", he said.

Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi described Mr Netanyahu as an "infamous liar who has had nothing to offer except lies and deceits".

"It is essential that the IAEA can continue to verify Iran's respect for JCPOA (nuclear deal) and the peaceful nature of its nuclear programme", she said.

"It's interesting that the nuclear arms race that I predicted would unfold once this deal was signed because everybody knew that they were just kicking the can forward for a few years and as time passes Iran will get a nuclear arsenal", he added.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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