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Middle East

Israel prepares lobbying strategy against Iran deal

By Associated Press 5/4/2015
Barack Obama listens to Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, May 20, 2011. AFP file Photo.
Barack Obama listens to Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, May 20, 2011. AFP file Photo.
JERUSALEM — An official Israeli analysis has drawn up a list of alleged shortcomings of the nuclear framework agreement between Iran and world powers, providing a basis for what is expected to be months of furious lobbying by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reshape or cancel the deal.

Netanyahu, an outspoken critic of the negotiations with Iran, has already criticized the deal as insufficient. He is expected to lobby heavily against the framework deal as its language is finalized ahead of a June 30 agreement.

The framework agreement was announced on Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, by US-led world powers and Iran. It seems to cut significantly into Iran's bomb-making technology while giving Tehran quick access to assets and markets blocked by international sanctions. The commitments, if implemented, would substantially pare down Iranian nuclear assets for a decade and restrict others for an additional five years.

According to a US document listing those commitments, Tehran is ready to reduce its number of centrifuges, the machines that can spin uranium gas to levels used in nuclear warheads, and submit to aggressive monitoring and inspections of its nuclear facilities.

But the Israeli analysis, drawn up by officials in Netanyahu's office over the weekend, claims the system of inspections is not as thorough as proclaimed by negotiators because it does not explicitly force the Iranians to open their sites "anywhere, anytime."

It also claims the agreement is vague about what happens to Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium, a key ingredient in producing nuclear bombs, or how sanctions might be re-imposed if Iran violates the deal.

While Iran is not supposed to enrich uranium with its advanced centrifuges for 10 years, the deal permits limited "research and development" of the advanced centrifuges, according to the US document. Israeli officials say this means that Iran could immediately put these centrifuges into action after the deal expires or breaks down.

Netanyahu has said the deal leaves too much of Iran's nuclear infrastructure in place. He says the deal should "significantly roll back" Iran's nuclear program.

As Netanyahu lobbies against the deal, he is expected to urge the world to take action against Iran's non-nuclear activities as well, according to the document.

It says the deal should address Iran's ballistic missiles, which are capable of delivering nuclear warheads, and Iran's support for militant groups across the region.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the document Sunday from an official who demanded anonymity because of its confidential nature.

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Muraz Adzhoev | 5/4/2015
Israel should stand not only against the obviously double standard geopolitical nature of the deal between Teheran and the world powers, but become more active, direct and dicisive in lobbying fundumental principles of the international law in order to provide urgent and successful implementation of historically justified and deserved national, social and cultural rights of the Kurdish people to free political self-determination on its ancient homeland in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, especially in tragically escalating circumstances and conditions of bloody civil wars, religious and ideological conflicts, terrorism, facsim and radical nationalism.
somebody | 5/4/2015
Benjamin go sleep. your period has expired. world has accepted the power of IRAN and Iranian.
Muraz Adzhoev | 5/4/2015
The world powers, first of all the permanent member-states of the UN Security Council, unfortunately, purposefully prefer to forget about their global responsibility. Their so called geopolitical pragmatism based on pseudo national-state interests has been mostly and more often infringing the fundamental norms, humanitarian-moral principles and jurisdiction of international law. The principle of territorial integrity and the principle of self-determination have equal political and juridical significance. Which of these two principles is more important and obligatory in different cases depends on circumstances, consequences, terms and conditions in a particular situation in a particular country. Self-determination of the people of Southern Kurdistan and Western Kurdistan became far more important to be respected and implemented as soon as possible in favor of peace, security, stability and justice in failed states of Iraq and Syria. And that is the duty of the world powers to support and protect this people now without any additional unreasonable delay.
Anas.Brwari.Chicago.U.S | 5/4/2015
This new nuclear deal will live only for limited period of time maybe until January, 2017. If this deal is not ratified by 2/3 of Congress, or the majority of both houses. Which means it will obliged president Obama and his Democrats administration only.But after the next year president election the fate of this deal will be on the hand of new president.So no one has to lose their patients with the aggressive role by Iran in the middle east.
Anas.Brwari.Chicago.U.S | 5/4/2015
This nuclear deal with Iran will live for limited period of time as long approving this deal by the 2/3 of both Senate, or the majority of Congress is very difficult for president Obama to get it. Therefore, the deal will abide this administration only.But after the next year election the fate of this deal will be on the hand of new president who mostly predicted to be Republican who opposes this deal completely, so no one needs to lose his patients with the aggressive role of Iran in the middle east.

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