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Thursday, July 23, 2015

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, including sabotage."
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. 

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At 9:35 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

The next thing will be cooperative military exercises with Iran. Then all of the X-Band Radar installations in the Eastern Med and particularly the site in the Negev will be closed. For Israel it makes no difference since they've been specifically excluded from that data for years, even from the base on their own territory. Who knows, maybe Iran will take care of the EU's Greece problem by nuking Athens?


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