‘US economy in desperate need of Iran’

Washington can benefit a lot from eased tensions between the US and Iran because the US economy desperately needs Iran to be its trading partner, says Mike Harris, financial editor at Veterans Today.

Prior to the ongoing talks between Iran and the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany in Geneva, a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Washington was ready to propose a �œphased approach” that would reportedly include �œlimited sanctions relief.”

�œI think that anything that will move toward restoring and normalizing relationships with Iran and the US is good news. It�™s particularly good for the US. Iran can become a very large trading partner for many US goods and services, which I think the US economy is in desperate need of right now,” said Harris.

�œThere�™s been a movement in the US for a long time, an unofficial movement, to seek normalization of relationships between the US and Iran, which has been violently opposed by the Israel lobby,” he added.

�œThe Israel lobby is really the rock in the shoe of the entire planet right now. They�™re the ones who cause most of the global problems that we have,” Harris pointed out.

Last month, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) sent a memo to US lawmakers claiming that Iran does not have the right to enrich uranium.

Moreover, National Director of the pro-Israeli Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Abraham Foxman said during the annual meeting of the ADL last week that the Tel Aviv regime cannot count on the US over Iran any more.

Foxman said Washington �œcannot be counted on” as it �œseems desperate to avoid confrontation with Iran and the Iranians.”

The US, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation, arguing that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), its people�™s rights to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, including enrichment, must be respected.

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Source: Press TV