A landmark deal that should trouble the world
As you may be aware, I’m currently away on annual leave, however I felt I needed to mention for prayer, the very dangerous move that the negotiators have reached regarding what is being called “a landmark deal aimed at reining in Iran’s nuclear program” – this comes following talks that spanned 20 months. The agreement, a focal point of U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, appears set to reshape relations between Iran and the West, with its effects likely to ripple across the very volatile Middle East. Having watched the news coverage on the UK’s ITN News, who reported a very good and balanced report, I have to say that I am alarmed, though not surprised at the result.
Representatives of Iran, the United States and the other nations involved in the talks were holding a final meeting in Vienna on Tuesday July 14, 2015. Obama will hold a press conference on Wednesday July 15, in the East Room of the White House to address questions on the agreement. However, Obama, making what could be his most outrageous deal in his presidency to date, praised the deal on Tuesday morning, saying the agreement met the goals he had in place throughout negotiations. Obama stated, “Today after two years of negotiation the United States together with the international community has achieved something that decades of animosity has not: a comprehensive long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” However, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu angrily lambasted Obama and went on to state that “Israel is not bound by the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers”, adding that it will always defend itself against Tehran, which “continues to seek its [Israel’s] destruction.”
“From the initial reports received, it is already possible to say that this agreement is a historic mistake for the world,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded Tuesday when asked about the agreement reached in Vienna. “This agreement and what it means endanger many countries including, of course, Israel,” Netanyahu said. The Israeli Prime Minister’s anger is of course very understandable, as the Iranian regime is committed to the destruction of Israel. Of course Iran funds Hezbollah, who are today threatening Israel with its Iranian backed missiles. Netanyahu went on to state, “Israel has the right and the obligation to defend itself, by itself, against any threat. As Prime Minister of Israel, I would like to make it clear: Israel will not allow Iran to develop a military nuclear capability.” War clouds could once again be darkening the skies over the Middle East.
(Middle East News Correspondent)