A unilateral attack on Iran would be a direct threat to Russian national security, deputy prime minister and Russia’s former envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin has announced.
Speaking to a NATO meeting in Brussels, Rogozin warned that “Iran is our close neighbor, just south of the Caucasus. Should anything happen to Iran, should Iran get drawn into any political or military hardships, this will be a direct threat to our national security.”
He pointed out that the “West’s attempts to improve democracy in the Middle East and North Africa have resulted in Islamists coming to power. It is now up to the West to decide how comfortable they feel with neighbors who determine their politics with Sharia law.
““If we add the escalating tensions around Iran to the situation in Syria and the consequences of the Libyan war, then the upcoming ‘scorching’ Arab Summer, which is following the Arab Spring, will hardly be to anyone’s taste.”
His comments reflected an earlier statement issued by his office in January this year, issued shortly after yet another Iranian scientist was assassinated by what was obviously a Mossad-backed hit squad in Tehran.
The statement, published by Reuters, quoted Kremlin Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev, who is close to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, as saying that “Israel was pushing the United States towards war with Iran, according to the Interfax news agency.
Meanwhile, in his latest speech to the Zionist “shadow government” American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting in Washington, US President Barack Obama confirmed that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon—but schizophrenically then threatened Iran with military attack.
“The United States and Israel both assess that Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon, and we are exceedingly vigilant in monitoring their program,” Obama said in a copy of his speech to AIPAC released by the White House.
“Now, the international community has a responsibility to use the time and space that exists. Sanctions are continuing to increase, and this July — thanks to our diplomatic coordination — a European ban on Iranian oil imports will take hold. (Applause.) Faced with these increasingly dire consequences, Iran’s leaders still have the opportunity to make the right decision. They can choose a path that brings them back into the community of nations, or they can continue down a dead end.
“And given their history, there are, of course, no guarantees that the Iranian regime will make the right choice. But both Israel and the United States have an interest in seeing this challenge resolved diplomatically. After all, the only way to truly solve this problem is for the Iranian government to make a decision to forsake nuclear weapons.
“We all prefer to resolve this issue diplomatically. Having said that, Iran’s leaders should have no doubt about the resolve of the United States — (applause) — just as they should not doubt Israel’s sovereign right to make its own decisions about what is required to meet its security needs. (Applause.)
“I have said that when it comes to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, I will take no options off the table, and I mean what I say. (Applause.)
“That includes all elements of American power: A political effort aimed at isolating Iran; a diplomatic effort to sustain our coalition and ensure that the Iranian program is monitored; an economic effort that imposes crippling sanctions; and, yes, a military effort to be prepared for any contingency. (Applause.)
Iran’s leaders should understand that I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. (Applause.) And as I have made clear time and again during the course of my presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests. (Applause.) “
Once again, it is important to reivew exaclty what is being said here: firstly, Iran has no nuclear weapons, but both Israel and the Zionist-run administration in Washington DC are quite prepared to use “military options” against Iran to “defend their interests.”
Whose “interests” is Obama talking about? Are they those of the American people? Does Iran threaten the existence and security of America? Of course not.
Russia’s Mr Patrushev is correct: the war talk and threats against Iran are coming from Israel and the Zionist lobby—and no-one else. Just as in the invasion of Iraq, it is the Zionists who seek to spark off wars and conflicts to preserve their perverse interests.
People of good will of all nations must take a stand against the warmongers, liars and criminals in Tel Aviv and Washington, otherwise a real holocaust awaits us all.