Israel seeking to sabotage Iran nuclear deal: Analyst

Israel is seeking to scuttle Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers for fear of losing its position in the Middle East due to a likely rapprochement between Iran and the US, an analyst tells Press TV.

“Actually, behind the rhetoric about the Iran nuclear issue, what the Zionists really fear is that a general rapprochement between the US and Iran, made possible by a nuclear deal, could lead to realignment in the Middle East to the perceived detriment of Israel and also to the growth of Iran’s influence and power,” Yusuf Fernandez wrote in a column for Press TV on Tuesday.

He added that the “Zionist hawks” have so far failed to derail Iran’s groundbreaking deal with the powers despite all their “frantic activity.”

On November 24, Iran and Sextet of world powers — the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — reached an interim deal aimed at laying the groundwork for the resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

In exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building measure to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the six countries agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Fernandez further noted that “Israel’s agents in the US Congress” are making efforts to undermine the nuclear accord.

He said the agreement “has provoked a flurry of criticism” from a group of US congressmen who “are under the control of the Zionist lobby’s main organization, AIPAC.”

Fernandez noted that AIPAC is “promoting new sanctions legislation in order to sabotage a final deal.”

“Most US experts claim that Israel’s insistence on zero enrichment is ‘not an achievable objective’,” he wrote.

By Press TV

 

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