Israel and other countries tried to “trap” the U.S. into bombing Iran while it was pursuing its nuclear programme, former presidential candidate and Secretary of State John Kerry revealed as quoted by Global Research.
On November 28, speaking at a Washington DC Forum on the nuclear threat in 2017 and global efforts to reduce the likelihood of their use, John Kerry said Israel, the Saudis and Egypt pushed the Obama administration to bomb Iran before the JCPOA nuclear deal was concluded.
“Each of them said to me, ‘you have to bomb Iran, it’s the only thing they are going to understand’. It was a trap in a lot of ways. But more importantly, Prime Minister Netanyahu was genuinely agitating towards action,” Mr. Kerry said.
Netanyahu was “genuinely agitating toward action,” Kerry stressed, hardly a surprise.
The Islamic Republic is Israel’s main regional rival, wanting it neutralized to advance its hegemonic ambitions – part of its longstanding plan (along with America) to redraw the Middle East map, including balkanizing its countries for easier control. Israel’s strategy involves preemptive wars against targeted countries, weakening, fragmenting, dividing and reconfiguring them under its control, U.S. involvement vital for success, Israel unable to go it alone.
The former Secretary of State claimed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak told him that the U.S. had to bomb Iran because it was “the only thing they are going to understand” When Mr. Kerry replied that Mubarak would be the first to criticise the U.S. if they attacked Iran and the Egyptian dictator reportedly laughed and agreed.
Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah also called for an attack against its longterm rival. The demands were apparently made before the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was signed blocking them from developing any warheads. The Democrat believes that without the nuclear deal other countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt would be developing their only nuclear arsenals to compete.
U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the deal branding it the “worst deal ever negotiated” and promising to pull the US out of it unilaterally during his presidential campaign. Since taking office he has refused to ratify the agreement leading to criticism from world leaders who fear an escalation of tensions in the region.
Iran was recently forced to fire back at Saudi Arabia after its leader was branded a “new Hitler”. The Saudi royal was slapped down as “immature” as the war of words rages on. Prince Mohammed bin Salman was warned to “ponder the fate” of Middle Eastern dictators.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the ominous comments after he was accused of being the “new Hitler” of the region by the Saudi Prince. Iran’s foreign minister Bahram Qasemi blasted bin Salman’s “inconsiderate, and baseless remarks and behaviour”. He said:
”I strongly advise him to think and ponder upon the fate of the famous dictators of the region in the past few years now that he is thinking of considering their policies and behaviour as a role model.”
In the statement that sparked the retaliation, Prince Mohammad bin Salman said: “We learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work.
“We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East.”