‘Israel lobby in US seeking to sabotage N-deal’

A political analyst has warned that the Israeli lobby in the US Senate seeks to torpedo Iran’s nuclear deal with the Sextet of world powers to the detriment of global security.

In a Friday article at the Huffington Post, Alan Elsner pointed to the promising outcomes of the nuclear deal for the global security and noted, “This is not good enough for some in the US Senate, who have been backed by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the American Jewish Committee and several other organizations. Far from trusting President Obama and allowing the administration to pursue negotiations, they are actively trying to sabotage the process.”

On Thursday, a group of Democrat and Republican US senators introduced new legislation to impose further sanctions against Iran should Tehran breach the terms of the nuclear deal reached last month in Geneva.

The Senate bill also calls for “diplomatic, military and economic support” to Israel if Tel Aviv decides to launch an attack against Iran’s nuclear program.

The bill came despite an interim deal signed between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain — plus Germany in Geneva on November 24. The deal aims to pave the way for the full resolution of the decade-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program.

Elsner noted that the advocates of the “entirely unrealistic” Senate bill are from the same political spectrum which engineered the war on Iraq, noting, “Not only the bill’s timing is extremely suspect, but its content is also designed to ensure the failure of the talks.”

The analyst warned that if the nuclear deal with Iran ends in failure, any possible outcome of that will be “catastrophic” for the US.

By Press TV


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