ICYMI: P5+1 agreed to protect Iranian nuke program against Israel
I know I wrote this somewhere before - either on this blog or on Twitter: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran requires the P5+1 countries to protect Iranian nuclear facilities against sabotage by Israel
However, one provision of the deal has received scant coverage. Blogs, specialized media outlets,
the Israeli and some Jewish press have reported on a troubling section
of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) that commits the signatories to help
protect Iran from sabotage of its nuclear facilities. But the popular
press has not widely covered this troubling element of the deal.
Arutz Sheva reports on Article 10 of the agreement:
In the deal the world powers obligate to "co-operation in
the form of training courses and workshops to strengthen Iran's ability
to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear
facilities and systems as well as to enable effective and sustainable
nuclear security and physical protection systems."
Leaving no doubts about the intentions, the text then promises
"co-operation through training and workshops to strengthen Iran’s
ability to protect against, and respond to nuclear security threats,
Reports are that these clauses were not present in the interim JPOA signed in April. This was apparently a last minute concession to Iran.
Since the United States and its Western allies are signatories to
this agreement, the “protection” and “response” would not be to any
action undertaken by them. The same can be said for China and Russia who
would be unlikely to sabotage Iran anyway. Therefore, the “nuclear
security threats, including sabotage” must refer to potential actions by
Israel, believed to be party to previous acts of sabotage against
Iran’s nuclear program.
In other words, the United States will be protecting Iran, whose
leaders frequently chant “Death to America,” from Israel, frequently
described as “America’s best friend in the region.”
Obama has always wanted an excuse to go to war with Israel. Now he has one.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranian nuclear threat, P 5+1