Israeli Media: Iran at Nuclear Threshold, Attack Won't Change That
A former Israeli diplomat asserts that nothing will be gained from a military operation against Iran to prevent it from reaching the nuclear threshold.
The Israeli newspaper Maariv quoted a former Israeli diplomat as saying that in the 1990s, it was believed that Iran could be prevented from turning into a nuclear threshold state by integrating economic, diplomatic and military pressures, and this did not happen.
The diplomat emphasized that it should be understood that Iran is already a threshold country, adding that an attack will not change that either.
The former diplomat, who closely followed the previous negotiations with Iran that led to the JCPOA, revealed to Maariv that "Israel" has so far been stuck in theories of the nineties, and therefore behaves unsuccessfully toward the United States.
The same source stated that it must be understood that the focus should be on creating a"carrot and stick" mechanism, which would accomodate Iran, but at the same time bind it in everything related to missile development."
In preparing for the resumption of nuclear negotiations next Monday, Israeli media revealed that the occupation's Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, will hold a round of political meetings in Europe early next week to express Israeli concern over the resumption of talks with Iran, and the possible and expected developments during the negotiations.
Sources close to Lapid said that he is very doubtful of the possibility of Israeli parties reaching an agreement, noting that, according to them, "the Americans also do not know in which direction things will go," adding that this situation of uncertainty represents a very potential danger and that the great powers will try to create a basis for the removal of sanctions, in exchange for a false basis for enrichment.
The same sources stressed that this is a very undesirable situation from "Israel's" point of view.
The Vienna negotiations are expected to resume on November 29, and from the point they ended in the sixth round of negotiations.
A source from the Biden administration: If negotiations fail, sanctions will be re-imposed
A source close to Biden administration told Maariv on the eve of the resumption of talks, that the US hopes to reach a good agreement in a way that prevents an Iranian breach.
The source noted that if the talks fail, then Washington will be in favor of a "return to the international sanctions."
Commenting on the Israeli position, the source explained that the members of the US administration appreciate the fact that there is a dialogue today with "Israel" on the issue, unlike under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Nevertheless, Naftali Bennett's speech, in which he explained his position on the Iranian issue and the resumption of talks, left the US with a complex and unclear impression that the tone reminded them to a certain degree of Netanyahu.
Two days ago, Iranian officials from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described talks with the Director-General of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, as " constructive and fruitful ."
The head of the AEOI, Mohammad Eslami, announced that many Issues were discussed. He stressed that Iran was looking to find common ground, and reach positive results.
Olmert: "Israel" has no real military option against Iran
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Israeli Radio 103 FM that "Israel has no real military option against Iran."
Olmert said that 10 years ago, he thought that the money devoted to the military option [against Iran], and preparations for it, was a waste of many billions of dollars on something that is a non-starter.
He also asserted that "Israel" will not lead a wide military campaign against Iran, and that all the preparations and threats were aimed at intimidating the US. "We are more attached to the United States than any other country," he said.
Two days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that "Israel" is facing a complicated period in which there may be disagreements with "good friends," announcing that if there is a return to the nuclear agreement, "Israel" is not a party to the agreement and thus "is not bound by it."