The Iranian Threat: Iran To Focus On Israel At Istanbul Talks
Iran is planning to use the six-party talks scheduled to begin in Istanbul, Turkey this Saturday to try to focus on Israel and to turn the talks against the Jewish State. According to sources made available to Israeli intelligence site Debka, Iran will only offer concessions that are matched by Israel.
The head of Iran’s National Security Council Saeed Jalili said that Iran is planning to introduce new initiatives when the meetings begin.
“We hope,that the powers will also enter talks with constructive approaches; the language of threat and pressure against the Iranian nation has never yielded results.”
Sources reveal the initiatives he is talking about is as follows:
1. The United States and Israel have supposedly already agreed to a framework that allows Iran to keep its 3.5% enriched uranium. Supposedly this has been relayed to Iran through back channel sources. Iran says they will not agree to any limit on the amount they may produce.
2. Iran will tell the parties in attendance that any talk of moving any of Iran’s enriched uranium outside of its borders will be patently rejected.
3. Iran will accept a deal where they can continue to produce as much 20% enriched uranium as it wants but will subject itself to the following criteria. The six world powers at the talks will determine, with Iran, how much 20% uranium Iran needs for its reactors and medical research. The excess will be sold on the open market which will make Iran the world’s number 1 exporter of 20% enriched uranium. When both of those conditions are met, any additional 20% uranium that Iran has in its possession will be reversed to 3.5%.
4. Iran will agree to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s Additional Protocol – which would permit IAEA inspectors to make spot checks at all suspect nuclear sites in Iran, including the underground facility at Fordow. The only caveat to this concession is that the six powers must also require Israel to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty plus the Additional Protocol. If Israel doesn’t sign both parts of this treaty, neither will Iran endorse the Additional Protocol.
The same sources have indicated that the Iranians have seized on President Obama’s desire for a nuclear free Middle East. They will demand that any concession that they are forced to endure such as inspections, sanctions and disarmament will only be given if Israel is forced to endure the same. In doing this they believe they will be able to keep their enrichment program going strong with the initial deals and then watch as the world comes down on Israel to show its good faith in disarmament. Iran is hoping this type of deal will allow it to develop its own nuclear stockpile while the world pushes Israel to make it happen.
The Iranian Threat is a weekly column by Inquistr writer H. Scott English examining the nuclear standoff between The United States and Iran. The column focuses on in-depth intelligence analysis and sources throughout the world.