‘Israel has lost its battle in Iran for now’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Moscow on Wednesday to try to persuade
Russia to impose tougher conditions on a nuclear deal with Iran
that Israel strongly opposes.
“Netanyahu has put his prestige on the line in a very militant
policy vis-à-vis Iran. He has been bypassed by the US, Russia and
the other four major powers, as well as the EU in the talks with
Iran,” Oren said.
“The first phase agreement seems like a foregone conclusion,
all we can do now is to ask the powers to verify such an
agreement and to work towards a final agreement in a few months’
time because this time around Israel has lost its battle,”
Oren believes that though the deal could always fall through if
one of the players insists on some minor point, the general
direction is talks and reconciliation.
Commenting on the news, journalist Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm said
that Israel is increasing its activities throughout the world,
meeting with various world leaders to convince them that if they
reach a deal with Iran it will not have good consequences for the
region, because Israel would respond with belligerent actions.
Khoshcheshm said that Israel is “an occupying regime which has
long-track record of violation of human rights in different
parts, not only in the West Bank and Gaza but also inside the
“It has hundreds of nuclear warheads and has not signed any
kind of international treaty to let the international community
to understand what is going on in Israel. They have whatever a
country needs for aggression, they have actually been invading
other countries for decades and they have been in constant war
with different countries, especially those in the region,”
Khoshcheshm told RT.
In its turn, Amir Oren believes that Israel cannot act militarily
against the wishes of the international community and definitely
not against the wishes of its major arms supplier.
“It [Israel] cannot go ahead and attack Iran in US-made F15s,
F16s, this is unthinkable,” Oren said.
Oren believes that many Israelis, including members of the
government, stand for reaching an agreement on Iran’s nuclear
program by peaceful means, considering the importance of the deal
“Many people in Israel and even within the Israeli government do not want to derail this agreement. Perhaps Netanyahu wants to gain some technical advantages, perhaps a better deal, but he cannot have a no-deal approach,” Oren said.
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