For a while now author and former ambassador Daniel Taub has been warning against the Geneva deal between Western powers and Iran. He is also a lawyer who has gone over the fine print of this deal himself.
He says that in his opinion it will do nothing to stop Iran from developing an atomic bomb and likely won’t even slow them down. Daniel recently spoke to The Independent where he again expressed his view where it’s not going to accomplish anything and might even embolden Tehran’s ambitions to be a nuclear power.
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He says that Israel could form partnerships with long-standing opponents in the region such as Saudi Arabia and the countries that make up the Gulf states. This would have once been unthinkable for many but Tehran poses enough of a threat that what was once unthinkable is now possible.
Iran supports many radical Shia groups that are causing unrest in a number of countries. Daniel Tabu draws an axis of this radicalism that stretches from Iran, through both Beirut and Damascus, and all the way into Giza. Government officials in Israel are alarmed by this, he says, as are many others throughout the Middle East.
He says that if Iran and some of its traditional antagonists can rise above their immediate differences they can work together to reduce or possibly eliminate this radicalism.
Daniel Taub does that that despite the Geneva deal Israel still maintains very strong ties with its Western allies. Sometimes this is strained, though, such as when the UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague, who helped to negotiate this deal, received a lot of praise for this at the House of Commons.
Hague had claimed that the Geneva deal was strong and that Tehran had made a number of commitments in it.
The nation of Israel doesn’t agree with this viewpoint at all, Daniel Taub said. He said the deal doesn’t require Iran to do what is necessary to prevent them from further developing as a nation with a nuclear weapon.
He said the agreement doesn’t require any of the centrifuges to be dismantled or even turned off. He said that at the six-month end of this deal Tehran won’t be any further from their ambitions and might even be closer to them.