Keith Preston: Iran Hindering US-Israeli Co-Prosperity Sphere Reply

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political analyst dismissed the US government’s claim that Iran has violated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), describing it as part of attempts to undermine Iran as an obstacle to the creation of the American-Israeli co-prosperity sphere.

The US administration accuses Iran of breach of the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), as part of policies to “undermine Iran as an obstacle to Israeli expansionism and the creation of the American-Israeli co-prosperity sphere,” Keith Preston, the chief editor and director of attackthesystem.com, told Tasnim in an interview.

The US analyst also likened the repeating accusations to what happened during the period leading up to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, when Iraq was accused of possessing “weapons of mass destruction” by the administration of President George W. Bush.

 

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Keith Preston: US Extension of ISA to Serve Israel’s Regional Interests: American Analyst Reply

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political analyst said the US Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) is “clearly a violation” of the JCPOA, the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, adding that the move aims to serve Israel’s interests in the region.

“The vote by the US Senate to grant the President the authority to renew the sanctions against Iran for another 10 year period is clearly a violation of the original nuclear agreement, in which the United States promised to begin lifting the sanctions pending Iran’s compliance with the terms of the agreement,” Keith Preston, the chief editor and director of attackthesystem.com, from Virginia told the Tasnim News Agency in an interview.

He added, “The ambition of US policy makers is not merely the control of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, but to oppose Iran as an autonomous Middle Eastern nation that refuses to be incorporated into the Washington Consensus. It must also be recognized that the political class in the United States is enthralled to the domestic Israel Lobby, which is in turn closely aligned with Israel’s Likud Party and the Netanyahu regime. The ambition of the Israel Lobby is the elimination of Iran as a regional competitor to Israel. The sanctions are a means towards that particular end.”

Following is the full text of the Tasnim’s interview with Preston:

Tasnim: As you know, the US Senate on Thursday passed a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Members of Congress and administration officials have said the renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) would not violate the nuclear agreement with Iran reached last year. Do you think so? What might the future hold as the move by the GOP-controlled House came after Republican Donald Trump won the election last month?

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Keith Preston: Trump’s criticism of Iran nuclear deal ‘outrageous’ Reply

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“Donald Trump is in the process of running for president and part of his strategy from a rhetorical level is to simply say as many outrageous things as he can,” Keith Preston told Press TV on Sunday.

The recent criticism of the Iran nuclear deal by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is part of the usual “outrageous” remarks made by Trump, a political analyst in Virginia says.

“Donald Trump is in the process of running for president and part of his strategy from a rhetorical level is to simply say as many outrageous things as he can,” said Keith Preston, the chief editor and director of AttacktheSystem.com.

“That’s part of how he builds his image and reputation,” Preston told Press TV on Sunday.

“Donald Trump is very inconsistent in the things that  he says and most of his statements are rhetorical in nature and they’re intended for the shock effect that they get,” he added.

On Saturday, Trump criticized US President Barack Obama and the nuclear agreement with Iran, saying he was “like a baby” after expressing that Tehran has yet to follow the “spirit” of the deal.

“I hear Obama is very unhappy with Iran because he feels they haven’t lived up to the ‘spirit’ of the agreement. What the hell did he think was going to happen? He is like a baby. He’s like a baby,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Wisconsin.

Obama acknowledged that the nuclear deal has been successful so far, but emphasized that more work still needed to be done to implement the accord.

Trump has propelled himself as the GOP frontrunner by framing himself as an anti-establishment outsider.

However, his campaign has been defined by controversy from the beginning, including disparaging remarks about women, immigrants and Muslims.