جمعه, 02 تیر 1396 |

Geneva Talks 3: a chance to have a safer Middle East

In few hours, next round of talks between Iran and P5+1 will begin to prevent an unnecessary conflict. While a deal was in reach, France preferred to push the world a step closer to a conflict that it cannot bear.

In last round, France chose to be the voice of the absent, Persian Gulf Arab states and Israel, and echoed their concerns.

This French attitude was an unprecedented behavior that shocked international observers of Iran-P5+1 negotiations, As diplomatic editor of Aljazeera network, reporting form Geneva said it is not P5+1 against Iran it is 5 countries against France.

Iran has always respected and answered the legitimate concerns of its southern neighbors, and tried to ensure them about the safety of its nuclear program. Since last September, when president Obama called president Rouhani, a new concern has been raised among Arab states of Persian Gulf. They worry about their role in the region, after a deal between Iran and US. Those concerns have been echoed by Arab media with sense of anger and fear about the future of the relationship between US and Persian Gulf Arab states.

It seems that they made a mistake in their calculations, Iran-US rapprochement and a deal between Iran and P5+1 could serve their interest if they see these events as an opportunity to face their common enemy which is not Iranian power. Looking to the regional security situation, one could see that the threat of extremism is increasing every day.

 

Yesterday suicidal attacks to Iranian embassy in Lebanon, is not just targeting Iranian presence in Lebanon or Iranian support of Syrian government. It is, actually an alarm of a sectarian threat for the regional security. A threat that could be prevented  only if all states of the region recognize its gravity and its dangerous consequences and act collectively to face it. Thus Iran-US rapprochement and Iran-P5+1 agreement, could help the Arab states of region to channel their powers to deal with eminent threat of sectarian violence. 

Another absent voice was from Israel, a country that already has nuclear weapons and a not member of the NPT. It is the irony of politics of Middle East that the only nuclear armed government of the region that had waged various wars in past decade is playing the role of advocate of peace and security of the region. Israeli government is threatening to use force against Iran, which is not surprising form a government that violates its obligations under UN charter continuously. 

France, in last round of talks of Geneva, selected to echo not the legitimate concerns of Persian Gulf Arab states but the Israeli concerns about Iranian peaceful nuclear program and push the world to the edge of an unnecessary conflict.

Iran has showed good faith and now the ball is in P5+1's yard, the members of the EU3+3 can now either push the world to a cataclysmic conflict or help to prevent it and a safer Middle East.