Disagreement Between US, "Israel" about Iran
The New York Times publishes an article that discusses the dispute between the US and "Israel" over the Iranian nuclear activities, amid the failure of Western attacks on Iran and the latter's fast recovery.
Although "Israel's" intelligence has targeted Iran's chief nuclear scientist and "triggered major explosions at four Iranian nuclear and missile facilities" through cyberattacks, the US and international intelligence admitted that Iran has quickly recovered from the damages and installed new machines to enrich uranium faster than before, the New York Times newspaper reported.
In fact, the Iranian plants that were bombed in late spring resumed their production by late summer.
The Western escalation on Iran preceded the Vienna talks that will resume on November 29.
The Iranian negotiators, with President Ebrahim Raisi in office, will meet with European, Russian, and Chinese negotiators to discuss the 2015 nuclear agreement, which has been on hold after the former US President Donald Trump's administration withdrew from it in 2018.
For their part, the Iranians confirmed more than once that the Vienna talks will only focus on lifting the "unlawful and inhuman" sanctions on the Iranian people.
Last week, Ali Bagheri Kani, a deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, said that “we have no such thing as nuclear negotiations.”
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Washington should "admit to wrongdoing in pulling out of the deal, it must lift all sanctions at once, and it must offer a guarantee that no other administration will exit the deal as Trump did," before it resumes negotiations, the newspaper said.
It also reported on some discussions in the White House on whether a temporary deal "might be possible to freeze Iran’s production of more enriched uranium," as the US might lift some sanctions in return.
"That would not solve the problem. But it might buy time for negotiations while holding off Israeli threats to bomb Iranian facilities," the newspaper estimated.
According to The New York Times, several advisers of US President Joe Biden see "that introducing new sanctions on Iran’s leadership, its military or its oil trade — atop the 1,500 Mr. Trump imposed — would be any more successful than past efforts to pressure Iran to change course."
Regarding Israeli attacks, the newspaper revealed that the US officials "have warned their Israeli counterparts that the repeated attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities may be tactically satisfying, but they are ultimately counterproductive."
In terms of cybersecurity, some US and Israeli officials argued that the Islamic Republic has improved cyber forces, and that cyberattacks "may not yield the kind of results they have in mind."
On the other hand, Israeli officials made clear that they "have no intention of letting up, waving away warnings that they may only be encouraging a sped-up rebuilding of the program," which highlights the contradicting views between the US and "Israel" over using diplomacy or force, says The New York Times.
It looks like the Israelis are not backing up, as Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi says the occupation forces are “speeding up the operational plans and readiness for dealing with Iran and the nuclear military threat.”