Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Multiple previous rounds of nuclear talks failed. Washington orchestrated failure. Israel exerted enormous behind the scenes pressure. So did AIPAC.

On November 20, negotiators on both sides meet again. Will this time be different? It remains to be seen what happens.

Prospects aren't promising. Iran's been offered little in return for major concessions. More on the resumed talks below.

US/Israeli anti-Iranian sentiment is longstanding. Both countries want Iran's government toppled. France is a willing co-conspirator. So are Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

Nuclear talks are a convenient distraction. Iran's program is entirely legitimate. It's peaceful. It has no military component. Western negotiators know it. So does Israel.