On September 3, 2013, Yaron London in an Op-Ed at Israel’s top daily YNet, titled ‘Wink on the way to a bomb’ says that Washington’s hesitation to bomb Syria “tells Israel its assurances regarding Iranian threat cannot be counted on”.
London after lying about Syrian chemical threats and Iranian pusuit for a nuclear bomb, says what worries Netanyahu and his advisers the most is that in the future, Washington might come to the conclusion that if the US can live with a nuclear Pakistan and North Kores, why not a nuclear Iran. Then he admits that a nuclear Iran doesn’t pose an ‘existential threat’ to Israel but it would enbolden the regional Islamist groups (Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah, etc.) fighting Israel.
“They (Netanyahu & Co.) are certain that an Iranian bomb is existential threat, not because Iran will rush to fire missiles with nuclear warheads at us, but because an Iran equipped with doomsday weapons will further encourage elements that would provoke us without the fear of a massive response,” said London.
London was echoing Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel’s fears. Eshel said last year that a nuclear Iran would make it very difficult for Israel to defeat Hamas or Hizbullah. “If we are forced to do things in Gaza or in Lebanon – under the Iranian nuclear umbrella it might be different,” said Amir Eshel.
It seems Netanyahu’s bad dream has started coming true. On Monday, during a meeting with Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem in Moscow, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov called on Damascus to put its chemical weapons under international control. However, he made no such suggestion to Washington or Tel Aviv which are the real culprit in using chemical weapons against civilians – in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, to name a few.
On September 9, 2013, US secretary of state John Kerry said he is ready to forgive president Assad if he handover all existing chemical weapons under the control of international community. He also stated that military intervention is not enough to solve the Syrian problem. He, too, avoided naming the Zionist regime which is the real problem behind the Syrian problem.
On September 9, 2013, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of Majlis’ National Security and Foreign Policy Commission dismissed the Zionist and western media allegations that Tehran and Moscow have devised a plan to bring a regime change in Damascus peacefully including the tranfer of country’s chemical weapons to another country.