Iran’s foreign minister has warned Israel that an attack on the Natanz atomic site will not stop the country’s nuclear program, and will provide them with further leverage in talks to revive the JCPOA.
By sabotaging Iran’s nuclear program, Israel has sabotaged world peace. Pentagon chief Austin’s visit to Israel serves as a stark reminder that regardless of stated US policy goals, Israel almost always gets its way.
The underground Iranian nuclear facility at Natanz experienced a power outage on Sunday. Iran called the suspected Israeli sabotage “an act against humanity,” because the damage done to the plant could have caused a nuclear disaster.
Israel has not taken responsibility for the act, but Israeli media claimed Mossad, the country’s intelligence agency, was behind the attack.
Iran has also labelled Israel’s alleged involvement in the attack on the nuclear site as an attempt to provoke Tehran and derail talks in Vienna, which aim to bring Iran and the USA back in line with the 2015 pact which President Donald Trump unilaterally left in 2018. If successful, crippling sanctions against Iran would be removed.
After a week of fruitful discussions between the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action it looked as if the USA and Iran had agreed to a mutually accepted outcome.
The lifting of all nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the US in exchange for Iran returning to full compliance with its obligations under the terms of the JCPOA. The devil was in the details, however.
And by week’s end there was no agreed-upon formula regarding the sequence of events concerning the actions needed to be taken by both parties to fulfill their respective requirements. There was not even a time frame.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Nuclear News 2021.