‘Israel lobby undermining Iran deal’

The Israeli lobby in the US is trying to undermine the Geneva agreement reached between Iran and world powers by suggesting that Tehran would Å“cheat” on the deal, a political commentator says.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany agreed Sunday to start implementing the six-month deal.

Several influential lobby groups, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), are working hard to build support for new sanctions on Iran.

Å“What the Israeli intelligence has been doing here with all their espionage and fifth column people, particularly in Congress, they have focused on trying to back up their legislation for sanctions with their new theme that they tried it out about a week and a half ago that Iran is already cheating on the current sanctions that are in place,” Jim W Dean of Veterans Today told Press TV on Monday.

By doing so Israel is trying to suggest that Iran would be Å“cheating on any type of agreement” and that the US has Å“to be ready to pull the trigger with new sanctions right away,” he added.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who strongly criticized the interim nuclear accord, is deeply concerned about the easing of tensions between Iran and the United States.

Dean said Israelâ„¢s position will get weaker if sanctions are reduced as part of the nuclear agreement. Å“If sanctions are going to start getting rolled back, they start getting in a weaker and weaker position with this silly thing of trying to kill the talks by passing new sanctions because Iran has said they would withdraw from the talks if they do that.”

A majority of US senators have supported a new Iran sanctions bill that was introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and Senator Mark Kirk last month.

However, President Barack Obama warned Congress against imposing new economic sanctions on Iran, saying it will veto any measure taken against Tehran.

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Source: Press TV