On Tuesday, in an open letter to US president Donald Trump 38 retired US generals and admirals have warned White House over its plan to bring a regime change in Iran to please Israel and Saudi Arabia.
The letter emphasize the great importance of the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) between the five UNSC permanent members plus Germany and Iran for the security of United States, whose second anniversary falls on July 15.
Although the officers stress the importance of abiding by the JCPOA agreement, much of the letter addresses concerns about the possibility that a major military incident in Syria, Iraq, or Yemen could spiral into WWIII pitting Russia and China against USA. It urges the administration to establish official diplomatic communications channels with the Iranian government.
The letter admits that Iran has fulfilled it obligations such as dismantling two-thirds of its centrifuges, giving up 98 percent of its stockpile of sensitive uranium, and pouring concrete into the core of its heavy water reactor. It also accuses pro-Israel lawmakers of pushing for more sanctions against Iran in order to politicize US national security rather than making meaningful contributions to it.
However, the Generals didn’t missed the opportunity to heap Netanyahu’s propaganda filth on Iran’s Islamic government.
“As we acknowledge Iran’s compliance with the agreement, we also recognize that Iran’s continued ballistic missile activities, human rights violations and support for terrorism pose a threat to the United States and our allies in the region,” stated the letter.
Tehran maintains that its non-nuclear ballistic missile research was never part of the JCPOA as dozens of other countries which are signatory to NPT are pursuing it. On the other hand, it’s the US which is not fulfilling its commitment by continue imposing new sanctions against Iran and bullying international banking institutions not to deal with Iran or release Iran’s frozen assets worth over US$100 billion.
It’s amusing to see the US Generals accusing Iran of human rights violations – while their own country is world’s worst human rights violator. In March 2017, the UNHRC meeting in Geneva declared Israel as the worst human rights violator in the Middle East surpassing Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
American Jewish philosopher Noam Chomsky, in an interview with Euronews in April 2015, called both the US and Israel world’s biggest terrorist states.
Iranian government supports Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hizbullah to defend their ancestral lands from Israeli wars and terrorism. Both Islamic resistance organizations are democratically elected and part of governments in Gaza Strip and Lebanon. None of them are terrorist organizations under international or moral laws (here and here). Listen below American Jewish academic Dr. Norman Finkelstein honoring Hizbullah.
Several Zionist pundits are of the opinion that before the US or Israel attack Iran – anti-Iran regimes must be installed in its two nuclear allies, Pakistan and North Korea.