Election campaign in the U.S.; Iran won’t get nuclear weapon

Election campaign in the U.S.; Iran won’t get nuclear weapon

The main thing for Obama now is to win the votes of American Jews and, most importantly, increase the pre-election fund.

Trump card of the U.S. presidential election campaign is, of course, Iran, or rather its nuclear issue. The candidates almost compete in who can intimidate Tehran more, the latter still maintaining Olympian calm. At a meeting with AIPAC, the largest Jewish organization in the U.S., President Barack Obama declared he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran and would act — with military force, if necessary — to prevent that from happening.

PanARMENIAN.Net - At the same time Obama urged “to allow time for stiff economic sanctions to work against the Islamic republic’s nuclear ambitions and force it to refrain from developing a nuclear weapon.” “No Israeli government can tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of a regime that denies the Holocaust, threatens to wipe Israel off the map, and sponsors terrorist groups committed to Israel’s destruction,” the President said. Obama attended the meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, and it’s quite natural that he should have convinced Israel of the unconditional support of the United States.

According to Obama, Iran is under greater pressure than ever before: sanctions have slowed down the implementation of Iran's national nuclear program, Iran's economy is virtually brought to a halt and its leadership divided. Just as always - the White House is enthralled by myths and assumptions that have a remote closeness to reality. According to the U.S. President, both the United States and Israel assess that Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon. Today, by the way, Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the main thing for Obama now is to win the votes of American Jews and, most importantly, increase the pre-election fund.

However, shortly before the US-Israeli negotiations the Sunday morning edition of Germany’s Die Welt reported that two nuclear weapons tests were detected in North Korea back in 2010. Intelligence agencies of various countries suggest that at least one of them was conducted for Iran. If the information received is true, one can say that Iran has completed the development of nuclear weapons, contrary to predictions of Western intelligence agencies, including the CIA and Mossad. No matter how regrettable it is, the United States acts on the same pattern in regard to all the countries that disagree with her: Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction (WMD), but they said he had. Iran has no bomb, but they say she might have acquired one by now. However, the United States is silent about Pakistan possessing dozens of nuclear weapons, which really pose a threat to the world, given the fact that there are a variety of radical Islamic groups in Pakistan.

Neither does Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and now a Republican presidential candidate, stay behind. He believes that if Barack Obama gets re-elected, Iran will have a nuclear weapon, and the world will change if that’s the case. “This is a president who has failed to put in place crippling sanctions against Iran. And it's unacceptable to America for Iran to have a nuclear weapon. I will have those military options, I will take those crippling sanctions and put them in place, and I will speak out to the Iranian people about the peril of them becoming nuclear,” Romney told a crowd of about 2,000 supporters.

No doubt, any U.S. candidate will be circulating the Iranian issue for their own benefit. Moreover, if Obama suddenly starts to lag behind his Republican opponent, theoretically he could allow Israel to launch a couple of missiles against Iran. But it would end at that. The U.S. economy is in no condition to wage war against Iran, especially not having sorted it out with Syria. Besides, a strike on Iran would be a direct insult not only to Muslims but also to Russia, which considers itself the number one ally of Syria and Iran, and, secondly, would not simply allow such a development. Vladimir Putin is notable for his tough decisions, especially when it comes to restoring Russia as a superpower. So, both the U.S. and Israel had better take this position of Putin now, and not when it is too late.

Karine Ter-Sahakyan
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