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For Israel, the US Willing to Cooperate with Iran
By Hassan El-Najjar
Al-Jazeerah, June 6, 2006
The Israeli control over the US government is unprecedented in human history. Supporters of Israel in the Bush administration first threatened to go to war to deny Iran possession of nuclear technology. When this turned to be unacceptable to China and Russia, they joined their European stooges in offering Iran incentives to stop its program of enriching uranium.
Why should the US care about Iran's nuclear program?
India, Pakistan, and North Korea have recently possessed nuclear capabilities. Why is Iran different?
It's Israel. The US, under the rule of the Israel Lobby, has become the obedient servant of the interests of the Zionist state.
The Zionist state of Israel is the only nuclear power in the oil-rich Middle East, with more than 200 nuclear bombs. World Zionists want to keep their state as the only nuclear power in the region. This explains why they want to do anything to deny Iran nuclear capabilities.
If Iran accepts, this means maintaining Israel's intimidation capability to keep the Middle East puppet rulers in check, to keep the Palestinian people under the occupation servitude, and to get its share in the looting of the region's oil wealth.
The US and the EU have become mere servants of the Israeli superpower, carrying out its wishes even if this contradicts with their own interests. The US, in particular, is sinking so deep in debt ($8.4 trillion) to the verge of financial collapse, as a result of carrying out these Israeli wishes.
If the US and EU governments are really free from Israeli control, then they would have demanded that Israel's nuclear weapons be on the negotiation table. They would have insisted that all the Middle East be a nuclear-free region.
It's not just a double-standard policy in international relations as I once described. It is the Israeli policy carried out by the US-EU governments.
AP Headline: U.S. to give Iran nuclear technology
By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer
Jun 6, 2006, 11:01 AM EDT
VIENNA, Austria (AP) --
A package of incentives presented Tuesday to Iran includes a provision for the United States to supply Tehran with some nuclear technology if it stops enriching uranium - a major concession by Washington, diplomats said.
The offer was part of a series of rewards offered to Tehran by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, according to the diplomats, who were familiar with the proposals and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were disclosing confidential details of the offer.
The package was agreed on last week by the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia - the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany, in a bid to resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran.
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