Thursday, 25 May, 2017

Israel Reacts Angrily to Zarif’s Suggestion

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By: Vahid Jafarian

International analysts and observers believe that the nuclear deal reached between Iran and P5+1 pushed Israel to be isolated in the world. As a result, Israeli officials who are disappointed at Iran’s deal have resorted to empty and idle threats to deviate Iran and international community from their peaceful way through, notwithstanding such threats make Israel more isolated and notorious in the region as well as the world.

In an interview conducted with Spiegel, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon threatened that Israel will use all options against Iran and implicitly mentioned that Israel is behind assassinations of Iran nuclear scientists. In this respect, he told that Israel should defend itself and is not responsible for Iran nuclear scientists’ lives!

Over the last years, several Iranian innocent nuclear scientists had been assassinated. Although Israel did not explicitly take responsible for such terrors, everyone knows that Israel’s security services have been behind such inhumane actions.

However, today the situation has changed. Prior to nuclear deal, especially during the term of Ahmadinejad administration, Israel could convince the international community that Iran’s nuclear program is a threat for international security and the world slightly paid attention to these threats.  Further, Israel’s inhumane terrorist activities including the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists was ignored by the world.

But over the last two or three years, as Iranian foreign policy  was based on “constructive interaction” with the world, Iranian negotiators were able to dim such unfounded threats among international countries. On the other hand, the recent deal between Iran and P5+1 relieved world’s concern towards Iran’s nuclear program. As a result, the world is no longer eager to hear Israel’s false claims concerning Iran’s nuclear program and even its closest allies, such as United States, have given a cold shoulder to Israel’s claims.

It is a reality that universal acceptance of Iran nuclear deal has spread into the borders of Israel, in a way that during last days after nuclear deal, many Israeli media and officials have urged Netanyahu to recognize nuclear deal or, rather, “nuclear Iran”.

Of course, the angry statements by Israeli Defense Minister might be an reaction to Iranian foreign minister’s suggestion in Guardian newspaper.

In an article written by Dr. Zarif, titled ‘Iran has signed a historic nuclear deal – now it’s Israel’s turn’, he underscored that Iran has kept curbs on its nuclear program and it is the turn of those countries having nuclear weapons to reduce the number of their nukes.

Anyway, such statements as the recent one by Yaalon is no longer acceptable to the international community and Israeli minister even should be sentenced due to ‘threats to humanity’.

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