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US/Israeli Alliance Against Iran and Regional Peace

US/Israeli Alliance Against Iran and Regional Peace
 
Stephen Lendman 
Date: 03-14-2021
Subject: Iran

US/Israeli Alliance Against Iran and Regional Peace

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)

The US and Israel are belligerent states — hostile to peace, stability and the rule of law.

They're united to engage in hostile actions against nonbelligerent Iran threatening no one.

After forming an anti-Iran strategic group, they met formally in Washington to discuss bilateral tactics.

According to the Times of Israel, the group led by Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan and his Jewish state counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat met on Thursday.

On the phony pretext of wanting Iran prevented from developing nukes it doesn't seek, never did, abhors, banned, and wants eliminated everywhere, their alliance is all about waging war on the country by other means that risks turning things hot by accident or design.

Similar US/Israeli anti-Iran coalitions were formed earlier.

Since the Islamic Republic's liberating 1979 revolution, the US, Israel, and their imperial partners targeted the nation for regime change — a failed agenda for 42 years unlikely to succeed ahead.

On Wednesday, a White House statement on the bilateral working group said the following with no elaboration:

"US-Israel Strategic Consultative Group (is) led by US national security advisor Jake Sullivan and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat."

"The discussion will focus on regional issues, building on the close consultations between the two sides over the past several months." 

Thursday's meeting "is part of the broader ongoing dialogue between the United States and Israel on the full range of issues of importance to the bilateral relationship, building on longstanding dialogues between our two nations under previous administrations."

According to Biden regime envoy on undermining Iran Robert Malley, the US and Israel "don't always agree" on various issues, but "talks are extremely open and positive (sic)." 

Claims by Biden and hardliners around him of intending to return to JCPOA compliance are belied by their unacceptable actions.

Last week, interventionist Blinken ruled out what he called "concessions" to Iran regarding the JCPOA and illegally imposed US sanctions.

On Friday, former Italian diplomat Marco Carnelos said the following:

"Facing international double standards, Iran will be cautious about" all things related to the JCPOA "after the US broke it with impunity."

"Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction has always been a benchmark for the stability of a highly volatile region such as the Middle East."

Yet nuclear armed and dangerous Israeli is off-the-table for discussion.

It never signed the NPT. It prohibits IAEA monitoring its bomb-development and production facilities.

It's exempt from world community criticism. The unacceptable double standard needs no elaboration.

Iran's legitimate nuclear program has no nuclear component. No evidence suggests otherwise because none exists.

It's the IAEA's most intensively monitored country by far, fully cooperating with its inspectors.

Its ruling authorities prioritize peace, stability and cooperative relations with other countries, confrontation with none.

Yet it remains assaulted by US/Western/Israeli war by other means with no end of it in prospect.

There's no ambiguity about Biden regime intentions toward Iran.

Hardliners in charge of his geopolitical agenda have no intention of lifting illegally imposed sanctions, no plan to rejoin the JCPOA in its Security Council adopted form.

As long as their anti-Iran agenda remains firm, dissolution of the landmark agreement is coming in the weeks or months ahead.

According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Saturday, Foreign Minister Zarif reiterated his government's position on the JCPOA by letter to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

Zarif stressed that if Biden regime hardliners impose new sanctions on Iran, the action will more greatly advance US noncompliance with its obligations than already.

The letter proposed nothing new. Iran's position on the JCPOA is clear, its actions in full compliance with its provisions — in sharp contrast to US/E 3 abandonment of their obligations in flagrant breach of Security Council Res. 2231.

Zarif slammed interventionist Blinken for continuing his predecessor's maximum pressure on Iran.

He sharply criticized E 3 countries Britain, France and Germany for complicity with Washington's anti-Iran agenda and "misinformation propaganda campaign" — seeking Iranian concessions by "extortion."

Zarif added that Biden regime hardliners "box(ed) (themselves) into a position that can make it impossible to make progress."

On Thursday, Zarif tweeted:

"US claims it favors diplomacy; not Trump's failed policy of "maximum pressure."

Yet @SecBlinken boasts abt blocking Korea from transferring our OWN money to the Swiss Channel—only used for food & meds.

Repeating the same policy won't yield new results.

Only way: #CommitActMeet"

Blinken is Pompeo with a party label difference.

Both are unindicted war criminals.

Both are hostile to peace, cooperative relations with other countries and the rule of law.

Both can never be trusted.

Both are hostile to virtually everything just societies hold dear.

Tehran University Professor Fuad Izadi slammed Biden regime duplicity, saying since taking office, it's continuing Trump's failed hardline agenda unchanged.

As things now stand, US and E 3 compliance with their JCPOA obligations is off the table.

The landmark agreement is heading for dissolution.

It's effectively dead already. Only its its obituary remains to be written.

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