Israel’s strategy is unclear regarding the day after a deal has been signed by Iran and the world powers. The question now is whether Israel will join the Sunni coalition for a counter diplomatic move. Israeli official: “It’s impossible to stop a determined president. Obama wanted this and went all the way.”
Iran’s Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after the official anouncement
Everything went according to the script. The schedules were set and the moves were secretly planned – no delays were allowed. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Iran has fulfilled its obligations according to the agreements, among them shipping out Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium, and dismantling centrifuges and a heavy-water reactor near the town of Arak, all of which can be used to create nuclear weapons.
The nuclear facilities will not be dismantled but frozen for the time being. In return, the international sanctions against Iran will be lifted and billions of dollars of Iranian assets will be unfrozen. American and European companies are ready to do business with Iran. The process of Iran becoming a legitimate regime is about to be completed.
Israel’s policy regarding the deal will change. At first, Israel will keep a low profile. The Israeli Prime Misnister’s office has released a statement saying Israel will continue to keep her eyes open about the issue and will warn about any infringement. It was also stated in the official response that: “The world powers and the IAEA must watch closely the activity in Iran’s nuclear facilities. Without a proper response to any violation on Iran’s part, Iran will understand that it can continue to develop nuclear weapons, destabilize the region, and spread terror. Israel will do everything that is required to insure its safety.”
“We have failed,” says an Israeli official. “We haven’t stopped the deal because it’s impossible to stop a determined president. President Obama wanted this and went all the way.” Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan said yesterday: “This is a hard day for the nations in the region that hoped Iran will not be able to obtain nuclear weapons. We will keep demanding that the international community will keep a close watch on Iran to ensure we will not be surprised, as in the case of North Korea.”