On Monday, The Jerusalem Post reported Israeli defense minister Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon telling visiting Italian minister of defense Roberta Pinotti in Tel Aviv that the so-called P5+1 nuclear agreement with Islamic Iran will further increase Iran’s influence in the region – strengthening the “Shi’ite Crescent” (Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen) that could lead to renewal of Iranian terror front from Golan Heights to the US and Europe.
“This could encourage Iran to continue to activate a terror front against us from Golan Heights (Syrian territory occupied by Israel in 1967 war). Iran will also continue to invest the money ($150 billion frozen in western countries) it will receive from sanctions relief in the development and acquisition of new weapons systems, and the building and fortification of terror proxies in the Middle East, Europe, and America – to spread terrorism around the world,” JNS quoted Ya’alon.
Last year, Roberta Pinotti refused the US request to put Italian military boots in Syria. Last month she advised NATO to have dialogue with Russia instead threatening it with war.
On June 9, 2014, American author Gareth Porter (with Jewish family roots) in an article at The Nation had claimed that the key ‘evidence’ of an Iranian nuclear weapon program was an Israeli fabrication.
On March 1, 2016, Philip Giraldi, former CIA counter-terrorism expert, in an article, entitled, The Contrived Threat: Another phony excuse to endless war, wrote:
“It is consequently a good thing that no one takes the Israelis seriously apart from the American media and the US Congress, both of which have enabled the stitching together of a tissue of lies regarding Iranian intentions. But unfortunately the constant demonization of Iran is not confined to a pathological prime minister supported by a cadre of industrious internet savvy geeks hidden in a building somewhere in Tel Aviv who are able to garner the support of certain American constituencies. There are others who express concerns about Iran’s alleged hegemonistic tendencies, most notably America’s so-called allies Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. The Saudis take a position that is not so far from that of Israel regarding Iranian intentions, lending some credibility to the notion that on this issue at least the two countries are working together. They believe that Iran is seeking regional dominance and is the driving force behind nearly all of the violence that has wracked the Middle East for the past ten years, most definitely including Syria, where the Saudis see themselves fighting a proxy war by arming an insurgency that undeniably includes terrorist components.”