Daniel Taub’s and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal

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Daniel Taub is Israel’s former ambassador to the United Kingdom. During his tenure as ambassador, he witnessed the dictates of the Iran Nuclear Deal with P5 + 1: the U.S., Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and the European Union. Taub does not see the deal as a win for Israel. He doesn’t believe it slows down any of Iran’s nuclear bomb development goals. In fact he is so much in disagreement with the deal; he believes it’s time for Israel to start forging deals with other middle Eastern countries, rather than depending on the west to protect Israel’s interest.

Daniel Taub sees some of their neighbors as having some shared interest with Israel. Iran’s Shia alliances span the area from Tehran to Damascus to Beirut to Gaza. This is making countries like Saudi Arabia very uncomfortable, as they seek to look forward and encourage prosperity in their country. Taub thinks this may be the time to start seeking those new alliances with Israel’s neighbors with a shared agenda.

The Iran Nuclear deal negotiated with P5 + 1 fails to slow Iran’s nuclear progress in a significant way. It may even speed it up.

Taub notes that every step Iran has taken to build a nuclear bomb is left intact: 10,200 centrifuges will not be dismantled, the Arak plutonium heavy water reactor is still intact and every military aspect of the program is still intact. No aspect of Iran’s nuclear program has been destroyed. Read more: Daniel Taub | Ideamench and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

Taub also noted the differences between the interpretation of the agreement. P5 + 1 and Iran both disagreed on the first point-Iran did not have a right to enrich its plutonium according to P5 +1 and Iran had the opposite impression. Taub believes if they disagree on the principles of the agreement, the agreement could never be put into practice.

President Obama had been dealing directly with Iran’s then President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad had a reputation of being anti-Israel. The Iran Nuclear deal was signed under President Hassan Rouhani, but it was obvious that Iran’s underlying stance was in keeping with Ahmadinejad’s views. Ahmadinejad denied that the Holocaust ever took place. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.parashadiplomatit.com/ and http://about.me/dtaub

From that realization, Taub concluded his country would be far better served to align itself with Middle Eastern allies who had common ground with Israel than to continue looking to the West for protection from Iran’s nuclear goals.

Right now the general consensus in Israel is that the Iran Nuclear Deal is making “…the world a much more dangerous place…” Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister.