Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague made a very undiplomatic, almost overt threat against Israel today not to undermine the Iranian nuclear deal:
Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday that Israel should avoid taking any action that would undermine the interim nuclear agreement reached between Iran and world powers.
Urging world leaders to give the interim deal a chance, Hague said it was important to try to understand those who opposed the agreement. But he urged Israel and others to confine their criticism to rhetoric.
“We would discourage anybody in the world, including Israel, from taking any steps that would undermine this agreement and we will make that very clear to all concerned,” Hague told parliament.
Hague, who gave an update on the nuclear talks in Geneva, added he had not seen any signs that any country opposed to the agreement would try to disrupt it “in any practical way”, but said Britain would be “on its guard”.
“On it’s guard” to do what, Mr. Hague? Invade Israel from the sea? With its Navy heading for the scrapheap? Bomb Israel from the air? With its shrunken Air Force? Perhaps they will just add a few of those antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israeli products or academics.
Britain would be better off warning Iran not to violate the agreement, to cease enriching uranium and to stop those centrifuges from spinning, so that Israel doesn’t have any reason to attack Iran.
Hague is acting like a jumped-up little squirt, wanting to look like he’s The Man. He’s forgetting he’s not even worthy to be considered Obama’s poodle (like Tony Blair was).
France too is trying to dissuade Israel from attacking Iran (perhaps they should have carried through on their disagreement with America about signing the deal), but they’re going about it a little more diplomatically, confidently announcing that Israel is
not likely to launch any preventative strikes on arch-foe Iran, “because no one would understand” such a move “at this stage.”
I’m not sure anyone in Israel understands what Fabius is talking about either, but at least he and the EU are claiming to have Israel’s security interests at heart:
“This lifting of sanctions is limited, targeted and reversible,” he said, adding that it would take place “in December.”
Meanwhile, the EU’s Faaborg-Andersen tried to quell Israeli fears in a meeting of EU ambassadors together with Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz in Jerusalem.
“We very much have Israel’s security at heart,” he said.
Faaborg-Andersen condemned “inflammatory statements (on Israel) coming out of Iran,” saying it was “only natural that Israel wants to weigh in on these important negotiations that have been conducted with Iran.”
Despite their pretty words I doubt Israel will be putting its chances in the hands of France and the EU – or Britain for that matter – let alone America.
In fact, and has been pointed out repeatedly both here and in every pro-Israel media outlet, the very deviousness of the negotiations and the deal with Iran only increase the likelihood of an Israeli attack.