Executive Intelligence Review


Netanyahu Admits Iran Did Not Violate Nuclear Agreement

May 7, 2018 (EIRNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu appeared somewhat incoherent yesterday, in telling reporters that “Anyone who says there is nothing new in the material we showed has not seen the material,”—but the IAEA has read the documents, and said Israel showed nothing new.

Netanyahu made the argument again, reported the New York Times:

“To those arguing that the documents did not prove any Iranian violation of the accord since it came into effect in 2016, Mr. Netanyahu said that was missing the point. ‘If you don’t violate a dangerous deal, it doesn’t make it less dangerous.’ he said, adding that the accord was based on ‘a fictitious Iranian report’ to the International Atomic Energy Agency, in which Iran denied having ever planned to build a weapon.”

No one could explain where Netanyahu got this analysis of the basis for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the agreement is called.

Notably, Netanyahu continues to hold it against the JCPOA, that Iran managed to retain its nuclear “know-how.” There is no way to eliminate such scientific “know-how,” of course, except by eliminating Iranian scientists, either by assassination or general war. Netanyahu’s governments have repeatedly tried the former course; now it is demanding the latter.

Netanyahu’s ministers were threatening two other nations while he was threatening threatened Iran. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, upon news of Hezbollah gains in Lebanon’s parliamentary election May 6, said in a Twitter statement

“The results of the Lebanese elections strengthen what has been our approach for a while: Lebanon=Hezbollah. ... The State of Israel will not differentiate between the sovereign state of Lebanon and Hezbollah and will view Lebanon as responsible for any action from within its territory,”

said Bennett.

And no less belligerent, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Ynet, “If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues allowing Iran to operate within Syrian territory, Israel will liquidate him and topple his regime.”