US seeks to destabilize Iran with nuclear accord: Analyst

The United States is planning to use the nuclear accord with Iran as a framework to destabilize the country and prepare for a possible confrontation, says a political analyst and a peace activist from California.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s belligerent warning about war with Iran “is to set the stage for provocation and confrontation in the near future,” Ralph Schoenman said.

“The agreement is only to provide a framework within which to do that and to destabilize the country as is the original intent of the policymakers in the United States,” he added.

Clinton’s latest military threat against Iran over its nuclear program is part of a strategy to “find some pretext at some point in time for undertaking aggressive action towards Iran,” Schoenman told Press TV on Thursday.

“It’s a sort of leverage with which they want to disrupt the country and destabilize it under the guise of this agreement,” he added.

Schoenman said opponents and supporters of the Iran agreement in the US have “tactical” differences, not fundamental ones.

Clinton warned Wednesday that she would not hesitate to launch a war against Iran should the Islamic Republic violate the nuclear agreement.

“I will not hesitate to take military action if Iran attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon,” Clinton said during a speech at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank.

“The Iranians and the world need to understand that we will act decisively if we need to,” she said. “As president, I will take whatever actions are necessary to protect the United States and its allies.”

She made the comments as the US Senate is set to begin its debate on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concluded by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries — the US, Britain, France, China, Russia plus Germany — in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on July 14.

By Press TV