Kerry and Lavrov Close Ranks Against Israel

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CNN's Christiane Amanpour - and a pushover for the Israelis
CNN’s  Christiane Amanpour – Always a pushover for the Israelis

[ Editors Note: What you will read below folks is what used to be referred to as the ‘one – two punch’, or a ‘tag team’ move. Kerry and Lavrov laid it right out that Israel will not be a deal wrecker with its silly zero nuclear activity demand for Iran, something they knew that Iran would never accept.
In a separate article I will cover more of the hysterics the Zios engaged in with the help of their CNN facilitators.  Christiane Amanpour gave Bennett, the radical pro settler Israeli interior minister, a full ten minute red carpet fairy tale podium about how Iran can ‘break out’ with a nuclear bomb in six weeks anytime it would want to in the future.

A professional journalist would have eaten Bennett alive over the flagrantly bogus claim. But all of our mass media does not allow Israeli top spokesmen to be challenged on anything substantial, which includes lying to the American people, compliments of CNN. They are…in the bag.
You may not have noticed but top Israelis never appear on a program with an informed critic, and they have a quiet arrangement with the networks that their interview will not be even followed by an interview with a critic.

Yes, our fourth estate has been down on their knees to the Israelis, doing this for many many years now. The public is partially to blame as CNN hears no outrage whatsoever.

We the public, have sloughed off  ‘taking ownership’ of the problem by closing down CNN’s phone lines for days in protest. In fact, other than the wonderful grass roots response to stop the Syrian attack, I can’t remember when we have done…a very good record at being AWOL… Jim W. Dean ]

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Iran nuclear deal would not put Israel at risk: Kerry

… from  Press TV,  Tehran

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry says an agreement between Iran and major powers during the upcoming negotiations in Geneva would not put Israel at risk.

“Nothing that we are doing here, in my judgment, will put Israel at any additional risk – in fact, we believe it reduces risk,” Kerry told reporters at a press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Washington on Monday.
“We believe it helps all of us move closer to this goal of achieving a comprehensive agreement,” he added.
The top US diplomat also noted that he had “great respect” for concerns by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The prime minister should express his concerns and he has every right in the world to publicly state his position and defend what he believes is his interest,” Kerry said.

According to Kerry, Washington intends to negotiate in good faith to try to reach a deal with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.

“I have no specific expectations with respect to the negotiation in Geneva except that we will negotiate in good faith and we will try to get a first-step agreement,” he said.

Kerry expressed hope that “Iran will understand the importance of coming there prepared to create a document that can prove to the world this is a peaceful program.”
He also refused to discuss details of a proposal under discussion.
“I am not going to negotiate this in public. We all need to be respectful of each others’ processes here and positions – and so it’s best to leave that negotiation to the negotiating table,” he said.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the US, Britain, France, Russia and China — plus Germany ended nuclear negotiations without a deal in Geneva, but they are set to meet again on November 20.

On Friday, a senior Obama administration official said a nuclear deal is “quite possible.”
“I don’t know if we will reach an agreement. I think it is quite possible that we can, but there are still tough issues to negotiate,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

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Potential N-deal not historic mistake: Russia

…from  Press TV,  Tehran

 

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Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed remarks that a potential nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group would be a historic mistake, saying such comments are “far from reality”.

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu has said that any deal between the two sides would be a “historic mistake.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, “First of all, this idea is far from reality because, like I said, in Geneva Iran was ready to go faster and farther than the steps that the E3+3 group called on it to take back in early 2013.”

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States – plus Germany held the last round of negotiations in Geneva on November 7-10.

“Secondly, suspecting Russia, the United States, and other trial participants of unprofessionally approving documents, ignoring the risks to the nuclear non-proliferation regime posed by them means simply not respecting our intellectual capabilities and our firm political principles,” the Russian foreign minister stated.

Representatives from Iran and the P5+1 resume the next round of talks in Geneva on Wednesday.

Lavrov added that he agrees with US Secretary of State John Kerry that the sextet should not miss the existing opportunity to resolve the nuclear issue with Iran as steps that Iran is prepared to take are “very, very significant and increasingly comply with the world community’s demand.”
“We confirmed that, depending on the course of the work, we will be ready to organize a ministerial segment of this event as we did previously, and see whether we have common ground.”

Editing:  Jim W. Dean

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