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The Israel Lobby’s Anti-Iran Deal Activism Has Just Proven Effective

US lead negotiator in Vienna, Robert Malley, who represents Washington’s mission to achieve re-entry into the 2015 Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal, has just taken the line of an Israel Lobby affiliated campaign to kill the eighth round of talks to restore the deal. This now brings war closer and the profit margin of rare-earth-mineral investors up.

The US’ lead negotiator has told Reuter’s that Washington is now considering making the release of US-Iranian dual citizens, held by Tehran, a possible pre-condition to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal. This comes after a campaign launched by Barry Rosen, a former hostage during the Iran hostage crisis and current board members at the ‘United Against Nuclear Iran’ (UANI) group. Rosen had gone on a hunger strike for less than a week, calling for no return to the nuclear deal whilst Western dual-nationals were held by the Islamic Republic of Iran, branding all dual nationals held by Iranian authorities — most held on charges of espionage and breaking Iranian law — as “political prisoners”.

Despite the dual-national prisoners never being a prominent theme in any of the past seven rounds of indirect negotiations with Tehran, the US special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, quickly met with Barry Rosen on the 23rd of January and urged him to end his hunger strike, as Rosen’s message had been received. After the past seven rounds of negotiations had passed with little progress, last year both the United States and its ally Israel threatened military action against Tehran’s nuclear facilities.

Barry Rosen, a former US diplomat, hostage and current board member of UANI is being presented as a type of peace advocate by Western media, which are failing to mention his ties to UANI or what UANI is. UANI was formed in 2008, and historically its biggest donors are noted as being billionaire mega-donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, along with Thomas Kaplan, some of the biggest names associated with the pro-Israel Lobby in the United States. On top of this, on UANI’s own website, it states in its “Original Co-Founders and Former Advisory Board Members” section, it names Meir Dagan. Dagan was formerly General Director of the Israeli Mossad. What you will also note when looking at the websites Leadership and Staff section is the absence of Iranians as part of a supposedly pro-Iranian group, whilst neoconservatives like John Bolton occupy positions on its board.

Not only this, but UANI board members have seemed to have maintained a tight relationship with Mujahedin E-Khalq (MEK), as UANI founder and co-chairman Mark Wallace appeared with the MEK in 2019. The MEK was an Islamic-Marxist group, formerly designated as a terrorist group in the United States, but following its formation into a tightly-knit violent cult in the advent of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, it turned on the revolution’s rulers and slowly fell into the Western sphere of influence. It now receives support from virtually every enemy of Tehran and has historically been known to most Iranians as the terrorist group responsible for civilian massacres.

So the campaign by Barry Rosen clearly comes with political motives designed to add an additional layer of complications, which will see a continued lack of progress towards reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal. We evidently do not have the paper trail which leads us back to who gave Rosen his orders to launch his hunger strike campaign, flying out to Vienna to do so. It is clear, however, that his political affiliations are implicated here, and those affiliations are not being made clear on Western media. They instead present him as a former hostage and not a member of an anti-Iran think-tank aligned with a terrorist group, as designated by Iran and formerly in the US.

If the US government does seek to make the “political prisoners” an issue, with no effort to present evidence proving they are indeed held on political grounds, then this may see a collapse of the eighth round of indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington in Vienna, Austria. Whilst the Israel Lobby had failed to prevent the Iran Nuclear Deal from being signed in 2015, under the Obama administration, if this prisoner issue becomes prominent and Iran doesn’t budge, the UANI — closely connected to the Israel Lobby — may have just corrected their loss and put the final nail in the coffin of the deal. But what does this mean? Inevitably, it will mean political instability, profits for investors in precious earth minerals, further sanctions on Iran, and even potential strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. All of this is completely going over the heads of a Western media apparatus unwilling to even state the truth behind Barry Rosen and the concealing of his political affiliations — hence his bias and potential motives.

Robert Inlakesh
Robert Inlakesh is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, writer, Middle-East analyst & news correspondent for The Last American Vagabond.

One Reply to “The Israel Lobby’s Anti-Iran Deal Activism Has Just Proven Effective

  1. I am so sick and tired of this stupidity. D.T. backed out of the anti-virus treaties with Russia?
    It’s all just sick! It seems the bankers are setting us up for another war(s)!
    “Winkin’ , Blinken & NOD: winking ( a Masonic gesture), Blinken (USSOS), NOD (new order demonic-rat)!

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