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Tide turning against Israel in Geneva: Golpira

Israel is striving hard to ensure that Iran and the six major powers do not reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, but the tide has now turned against it, Iranian political commentator Hamid Golpira says.

In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, Golpira said all of the signs and messages coming from Geneva show that Iran and the six world powers are close to reach a historic agreement.

On Sunday morning, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain — plus Germany, concluded three days of intense talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program in Geneva, Switzerland.

After the talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “We have done some intense negotiations and discussions and our objective is to reach a conclusion and that’s what we will come back to try and do.”

“Israelis are physically trying to torpedo the deal, trying to scupper any deal,” Golpira said.

He added that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself is being hypocritical.

“Israel itself possesses nuclear weapons, perhaps a couple hundred of nuclear weapons. They are nobody to talk about the dangers of nuclear weapons or potentially someone or other or some country or other getting it. They are being completely hypocritical. They themselves possess nuclear weapons and they are talking about potential threats from Iran or any other country,” Golpira said.

The Israeli regime is widely believed to be the sole possessor of a nuclear arsenal in the Middle East with more than 200 undeclared nuclear warheads. Tel Aviv has rejected global calls to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and does not allow international inspectors to observe its controversial nuclear program.

The illegal US-engineered sanctions on Iran have been imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Tehran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the NPT and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence showing that Iran’s civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.

By Press TV


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