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Netanyahu Determined To Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal

After yesterday’s announcement on the agreement of a framework for a comprehensive deal between Iran and the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let it be known that he was clinging to his pre-election reactionary positions. Netanyahu claimed the deal posed an existential threat to Israel saying “This deal would pose a grave danger to the region and to the world and would threaten the very survival of the state of Israel.”

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Prime Minister Netanyahu asserted that the deal would “legitimize Iran’s illegal nuclear program. It would leave Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure,” and that “Such a deal does not block Iran’s path to the bomb. Such a deal paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

That Netanyahu is asserting such strange views that even his own intelligence agency disagrees with may reveal a deeper anxiety. A rapprochement between Iran and the West could put further pressure on Israel to stop brutalizing the Palestinians and, given that Netanyahu has declared the two state solution dead, the result could be sanctions on Israel.

Iran has been a useful foil for Netanyahu and if relations normalize between Iran and the rest of the world then Israel has lost another trick in its game of distraction. The world has already grown tired of Netanyahu’s rhetoric and excuses for inaction on the peace process and flagrant violation of international law vis a vis settlements. With the Iranian issue off the table Israel becomes the main course.

Therefore it should not be so surprising that Prime Minister Netanyahu is doing everything he can to sabotage a Iran nuclear deal – a diplomatic solution is bad news for him. Now the question becomes how far will he go to stop the deal? Will Israel launch a military strike on Iran to blow it all up?

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Dan Wright

Dan Wright

Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.