Tag Archive for P5+1

Report: Obama gave Iran green light to develop missiles that can reach Israel


Middle East Media Research Institute REPORT: As part of the P5+1 nuclear deal in 2015, Obama’s administration gave Iran its unwritten consent to develop tactical ballistic missiles with the only restriction, that their missiles would not reach Europe.

By Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies


Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had given Iran its tacit consent for the development of ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel but not Europe, a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute alleged Thursday.

U.N. Resolution 2231, passed shortly after the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was signed, calls on Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” for eight years following the nuclear deal. Continue Reading »

Israel: Iran Deal was ‘Thumbs-Up’ on Attacking Israel


Israel’s PM Netanyahu has Foreign Ministry letter send letter to Iran’s new partners: ‘Iran ordered 4 rockets fired at Israel, clearly showing their post-deal intentions. What’s your response?’

By Hillel Fendel


By direct order of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has dispatched an official letter of protest to the Western countries that signed the nuclear agreement with Iran – regarding the Iran-ordered attack on Israel on Thursday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif (center) and Ali Akbar Salehi with EU, German and Russian FMs – Photo: Reuters

Four rockets were fired from Syrian Thursday evening, hitting areas in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister: Not responsible on life expectancy of Iran’s scientists

In this Der Spiegel interview, Israel’s Defense Minister called the P5+1 nuclear treaty with Iran ‘a historic mistake’ adding, ‘Israel can in no way tolerate a nuclear armed Iran.’

Interview By Ronen Bergman & Holger Stark


Moshe Yaalon, 65, has now served for more than two years as Israel’s defense minister. He previously served as deputy prime minister under Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier, Yaalon had a career in the military, where he led an elite commando unit and later became the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. Yaalon is a member of the right wing of the Likud party. Continue Reading »

WSJ report thinks Israel spied on hotels which hosted P5+1 nuclear talks



Cybersecurity experts believe that Israel is most likely the party responsible for a wave of espionage targeting hotels used by negotiators in the P5+1-Iran nuclear talks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday.

Cyber hackers [illustrative] – Photo: REUTERS

According to counterhacking experts quoted by the Journal, analysts at a cybersecurity firm discovered traces of a viral software that is widely believed to have been used by Israel in the past to conduct sophisticated digital espionage.

The company, Kaspersky Lab ZAO, conducted an investigation which revealed that it had been targeted by an “improved version” of Duqu, a spyware that American officials believe has been used by Israel in the past to hack into computer systems. Continue Reading »

Iranian defector reveals US Sec. of State Kerry suckered into parroting Iranian demands

PM Netanyahu said impending nuclear agreement will be ‘Worse Than Feared’, shortly after Iranian defector revealed US negotiating team capitulated to majority of Iranian demands.

By Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said the deal currently under discussion between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program is even worse than he had feared.

“The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne (Switzerland) confirms our concerns and even worse,” Netanyahu said in remarks at a meeting of his cabinet broadcast on public radio.

Netanyahu also highlighted concerns over Iran’s wider expansionist ambitions in the region via Shia Islamist proxies and other terrorist groups. Continue Reading »

Israel vehemently denies outrageous White House allegations of spying on nuclear talks

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: ‘We are not spying on the U.S.’
• No basis to Wall Street Journal article as U.S. lawmakers say they weren’t privy to said information.

By Israel Hayom Staff


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WSJ Reports: Israel spied on secret P5+1 nuclear talks then updated US Congress

The Wall Street Journal reports Israel allegedly obtained data from closed-door meetings, then informed American lawmakers among others, in order to expose capitulating deal with Iranians.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


Israel allegedly spied on closed-door negotiations world powers were holding with Iran on its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting White House officials.

US President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Reuters/File

According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government also gathered information from confidential US briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.

The Journal reports that the Obama administration was less concerned with the fact Israel spied on the talks and more concerned by Israel leaking this confidential information to American lawmakers and others in order to build a case against the deal being negotiated.

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Israel advises France on strategy before resumption of P5+1 nuclear talks

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister travels to Paris in attempt to ‘amend loopholes’ in current Iran deal, as French official openly admits Netanyahu overplayed his hand in Congressional speech.

By Reuters


Top Israeli envoys were sent to confer with French officials on Sunday about preventing what Israel considers an unfavorable nuclear deal with Iran after tensions surfaced between France and the United States over negotiation strategy.

Strategic Affairs Minister Steinitz and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Ohad Zwegenberg

Though France has demanded more stringent restrictions than other Western delegations during talks with Iran, one French diplomat played down Israel’s sway in Paris, saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had overplayed his hand in a March 3 speech to the US Congress.

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Netanyahu’s predictions actualizing as Saudi prince says deal with Iran risks local arms race

In warning that a nuclear deal with Iran will spur nuclear proliferation in the Gulf, former Saudi intelligence chief says, ‘If Iran is allowed the ability to enrich uranium… we’ll want the same.’

By Ynet


Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology, a senior Saudi prince warned on Monday in a BBC interview.

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh – Photo: AFP

“I’ve always said whatever comes out of these talks, we will want the same,” said Prince Turki al-Faisal, who has previously served as head of Saudi intelligence and Riyadh’s ambassador to Washington and London but is no longer a government official. Continue Reading »

Unreliable Obama forcing Saudi Arabia to seek Pakistani nuclear technology

Just as Netanyahu predicted: Fearful over a ‘bad deal’ brokered by the White House & Iran, Riyadh is reportedly drafting a nuclear “back-up plan” to counter dangerous P5+1 agreement, with Pakistan ready to convey their nuclear technology.

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French Foreign Minister: Tehran’s nuclear commitments are ‘bad deal’

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that far more work needs to be done, Iran’s commitments simply do not go far enough.


Commitments offered by Iran in talks with six world powers on its nuclear program do not go far enough and more work needs to be done, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.

Snowflakes fall as Republican Guards stand in formation in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace. – Photo: REUTERS

Fabius said he had invited US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of Germany and Britain to Paris on Saturday to review the state of the Iran nuclear negotiations. Continue Reading »

Iran oppositions reveals Tehran’s ‘secret’ nuclear site supporting Netanyahu’s position


After having exposed White House’s knowledge of secret facility and its acquiescence for the sake of making ‘any deal’, Kerry takes swipe at Israeli PM’s criticism of American led P5+1 nuclear deal.

By i24news


An exiled Iranian opposition group Tuesday accused Tehran of running a “secret” uranium enrichment site close to Tehran, which it said violated ongoing talks with global powers on a nuclear deal.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, shows satellite photos on February 24, 2015, in Washington, DC – Photo: AFP/Brendan Smialowski

“Despite the Iranian regime’s claims that all of its enrichment activities are transparent … it has in fact been engaged in research and development with advanced centrifuges at a secret nuclear site called Lavizan-3,” said Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Continue Reading »

NY Times: European officials admit US asked them to limit reports to Israel on Iran talks

US officials are neither being honest or transparent about P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran and have launched campaign to discredit Natanyahu for exposing truth in upcoming Congressional address.

By i24news


Last week, Israel’s Channel 2 TV News aired a dramatic announcement, saying top US officials had stopped updating Israel about the status of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran.

Wendy Sherman No. 2 US diplomat – US Mission in Geneva

The US State Department quickly denied the report, saying it continues to regularly update Israel regarding developments in the talks.

The White House also called the report “patently false. National Security Adviser (Susan) Rice maintains regular contact with her Israeli counterpart, National Security Adviser Cohen on the full range of issues of mutual concern to our nations, and will in fact meet with him later this week at the White House.”

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Britain’s Labor leader Miliband shows support for ‘the homeland of the Jewish people’


Grandson of Holocaust survivor who fled to Israel, visiting UK Labor leader Miliband says Jewish state is “a huge, huge success story.”




UK Labor leader Ed Miliband arrived in Israel early Thursday for a three-day tour. On the same day he devoted an hour to answering wide-ranging questions from students and guests at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Britain's leader of the opposition Labour party Ed Miliband - Photo: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Britain’s leader of the opposition Labour party Ed Miliband – Photo: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The session was friendly and informal, with the British opposition leader answering questions about his football preferences – a “long-suffering Leeds United fan” – and asking for details about felafel joints in London.

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Khameini Reveals Tactics forTalks with US, but White House Oblivious – Netanyahu was right

Supreme Leader of Iran admits talks with ‘Big Satan’ U.S. are for expedience, to relieve economic pressure & deceive the West, using Islamic taqiyya tactic, as permitted in Qur’an.

Revelation goes unnoticed in Washington as US deal is basically what the White House wants too.

By Ari Yashar


Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei publicly revealed on Thursday that negotiations with the US about Iran’s nuclear program are part of a tactic to stall international pressure and gain time.

 Ali Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader of Iran

Ali Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader of Iran – Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons

“We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the US) to deter its evil,” said Khamenei in Qom. Continue Reading »