Game over, Iran made progress in Vienna talks: Israeli media


Israeli media say Iran has made progress in Vienna nuclear talks, noting that “Israel” must start considering living under a “nuclear Iran.”

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian meets with EU High Representative Josep Borrell

The nuclear deal now taking shape with Iran appears to be worse than the deal that former Israeli occupation minister Benjamin Netanyahu encouraged former US President Donald Trump to leave in 2018, Israeli Deputy Security Minister Alon Schuster has said on Saturday, quoted by Israeli media.

“The security establishment is seriously concerned about the status quo,” Schuster told Israel channel 12. “We are not a party to the agreement, but we warn our partners on several issues and will use the remaining time to prepare important military options.”

“We will not base our agreements on international agreements. We will closely monitor the situation on the ground and work with our partners to ensure Iran does not gain nuclear capabilities,” the Israeli official said.

Israeli occupation prime minister Yair Lapid had previously said that “the nuclear deal that is taking shape with Iran is worse than the previous deal.”

sanctions irrelevant

“The issue of removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the terror list has never been a red line or something that was non-negotiable or that we cannot let go,” said Israeli Major General (res) Tamir Hayman.

“The issue of sanctions is not important, it’s more symbolic,” Hayman said.

This was announced by the adviser to the Iranian delegation in Vienna, Seyyed Mohammad Marandi Al Mayadeen the existence CNN The report, which claimed that removing the IRGC from the “terrorist list” was an Iranian condition during the nuclear talks, was false.

Not a viable military option

“There is no viable military option against Iran’s nuclear program,” Israel said channel 12 said. “It is necessary for Israel to start considering living under a nuclear Iran.”

“Israel can’t do much now to influence the deal as the United States wants to come back on it,” the Israeli newspaper added. “It is worrying whether there have been any leaks in the technology space […] Iran has made progress, especially after the [US] Cancellation of the contract. To return there, a price must be paid [to Iran].”

The Israeli broadcaster expressed concerns that Iran has large stocks of uranium “which it can enrich to military levels tomorrow morning if it so chooses.” […] this is a dangerous situation to which Israel has no answer.”

“The game is over and Israel, despite all its attempts, is still walking in place,” the new Israeli outlet pointed out. “Some of the people associated with the preparations for a possible military offensive against Iran in 2011 say today that there is no possibility of an effective military operation.”

Israeli concerns

The Israeli occupation government on Thursday sent a message to the Biden administration saying the EU’s draft resolution on the Iran nuclear deal, which is being discussed with Iran, crosses the red lines of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). .

“Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid today delivered a message to the White House confirming that the European Union’s draft deal being discussed with Iran goes beyond the limits of the 2015 nuclear deal and Iran’s red lines does not comply with the Biden administration,” an Israeli official told Israel’s Walla! newspaper.

Lapid last Thursday met with US Representative Ted Deutch, chairman of the Middle East subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, and US Ambassador Tom Nides. The three officials discussed the issue of the Iran nuclear deal.

The European Union has proposed easing sanctions against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a bid to revive the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, Politico reported on Friday.

The proposal, brokered by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in coordination with US officials, is not aimed at suspending sanctions against the IRGC but could “significantly limit their effectiveness,” the news outlet said.

If passed, the draft resolution would allow companies in the European Union to do business in Iran and circumvent US and EU sanctions.

President Biden in April rejected a request by Iran to reverse a 2019 decision by the Trump administration to designate the IRGC as a “terrorist organization.” A group of US senators signed a resolution in May declaring that the US should not approve any deal that would result in the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

The major powers and Iran are holding talks in Vienna aiming to revive the 2015 nuclear deal and the United States is resuming after Washington’s unilateral withdrawal in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump, who accompanied his decision by imposing tough sanctions on Tehran to bring back there.

In response, Iran gradually withdrew from its commitments under the JCPOA as the agreement was no longer binding.


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