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US ignores calls to rein in Israel:Saeb Shaath

We know in the war on Gaza, they used depleted uranium on Palestinian civilians. Hence there is many, many Palestinians – thousands of cases – of birth deformities and diseases, weird kinds of diseases actually and many thousands of cases of cancer spreading around Gaza

 

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Press TV has conducted an interview with Saeb Shaath, Middle East expert, Belfast about an interview by Hans Blix, former IAEA Chief, saying he is convinced Israel has nuclear weapons. 

The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Hans Blix saying everyone knows Israel possess nuclear weapons and they’re quite sure of that. We know that Iran and the P5+1 are discussing the country’s nuclear program.

What do you think about these kinds of comments especially coming from someone like Hans Blix says, especially the US position when it comes to for instance Iran’s nuclear program?

A lot of people are saying this is double standards and especially when it comes, as Hans Blix was saying, to US influence on the IAEA.

Shaath: Let us summarize it as this – let’s begin from the Palestinian Nakba Day before 1948. We know that in 1946 and1947 and that is documented, the French government provided Zionist terrorist gangs and they were gangs, with huge support to secure the occupation of large chunks of Palestinian lands.

The French were discovered that they provided the Zionist terrorist groups, then with a nuclear research center – that’s documented in 1946-1947. And they supervised the nuclear program in the entity of Israel.

The second point, when late US President John F. Kennedy wanted to check what the Israelis secret nuclear arsenal has got, what weaponry, suddenly the president was killed; Oswald assassinated Kennedy and nobody checked out that point of the Zionist link in wiping out J.F Kennedy.

Today the Zionist entity possesses nuclear arms – they are the only ones who possess nuclear arms in the Middle East – they maintain a supply of around 400 atomic warheads.

We know in the war on Gaza, they used depleted uranium on Palestinian civilians. Hence there is many, many Palestinians – thousands of cases – of birth deformities and diseases, weird kinds of diseases actually and many thousands of cases of cancer spreading around Gaza.

We  do know as well last year they attacked a mountain in Damascus targeting a research center there and we discovered they used a tactical nuclear bomb to attack the mountain.

All that and Israel refuses to accept the international call for it to join the NPT – the Non-Proliferation Treaty; or even refusing to listen to international calls for freeing the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction including nuclear arms.

On the contrary, we have the heads of the Zionist entity that are armed to the teeth with American-paid arms – of course paid by tax payers – they threaten the world with what they call ‘the Samson Option’. The Samson Option to …  the whole area.

Israel is a real threat to global security, while the United States of America ignores all the calls from the region to rein Israel in.

There is a huge responsibility on the United States’ shoulders. Its politicians are competing with each other actually to show who cares more about Israel’s safety and security and who wants more to provide more funds and more arms and more technology.

And we remember even Obama when he offered a squadron of F-35’s to Israel to appease it just to accommodate one demand of the Palestinians.

So, all of that to appease the Zionists who are controlling the foreign politics of the United States, especially in their area.

They (Israel) are the ones who are attacking their neighbors; they are the ones threatening the world with the Samson Option; and they’re the ones who are threatening to attack Palestinian civilians; they are the ones who are threatening to attack Iran.

As I said they are threatening world peace and stability and the international community has to take serious steps to rein such a rogue state, [entity] in.

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Iran’s ‘logical path’ to saving JCPOA

Press TV talkes to Dr Saeb Shaath about his take on roadmap that leads the US to return to its commitment and lift the sanctions imposed on Iran.

Tehran has never severed ties with the IAEA

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is proposing a logical path to the US for its full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. Zarif said the United States should first return to the full compliance and then Iran will reciprocate after rapid verification of Washington’s compliance. Zarif also stressed that all sanctions imposed by Former President Donald Trump must be removed. This comes as Iran and the remaining signatories to the nuclear deal end another round of talks aimed at reviving the agreement. More negotiations are set to be held next Wednesday.

Press TV talkes to Dr Saeb Shaath about his take on roadmap that leads the US to return to its commitment and lift the sanctions imposed on Iran.

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Thousands of political prisoners in Bahrain are facing deaths

Most of the prisoners were imprisoned as part ‎of a crackdown on a 2011 uprising… they are ‎detained in prisons that are known to be ‎overcrowded and lacking proper sanitation…its ‎done to break the spirt of the activists through ‎dehumanising and humiliation

Saeb Shaath Said “Thousands of political activists, political ‎dissidents, opposition figures, women and even ‎children in Bahraini prisons are facing deaths ‎
cleric …Sheikh Isa Qassim …has warned of that ‎and demanded their immediate release ,,,,,, he ‎called on the Al khalifa regime to choose between ‎the deaths of the dissident inmates and their ‎release…‎

Most of the prisoners were imprisoned as part ‎of a crackdown on a 2011 uprising… they are ‎detained in prisons that are known to be ‎overcrowded and lacking proper sanitation…its ‎done to break the spirt of the activists through ‎dehumanising and humiliation …‎”

Shaath explained

“That is to force them to stop demanding Al ‎Khalifah regime to allow reforms for ‎establishing of a just and fair system that ‎reflects and represents the people interests .‎
On April 6 2020, 21 International ‎human rights organisations among ‎them were Amnesty international and ‎human rights first
‎ called on the Bahraini regime to release ‎all political prisoners ….as the release of ‎‎1,486 prisoners on 17 March 2020 only ‎included 394 prisoners sentenced on ‎political charges….‎
‎While the western governments applause ‎Bahrain’s so called great amnesty .‎”
‎ Saeb Shaath noted that “Most political opponents, activists, ‎human rights defenders, and journalists ‎remain incarcerated.‎
‎ Among them are influential members of ‎Al Wefaq party such as former ‎secretary-general Hassan Mushaima, ‎and Sheikh Ali Salman, ‎
as well as human rights activists ‎Abdulhadi Al Khawaja and Nabeel ‎Rajab”.‎
‎ Shaath added ” the hypocrisy of the west shines by keeping ‎closed eyes over atrocities committed by the ‎Bahraini regime against the prisoners … All ‎are well aware that Bahrain carries out ‎the execution of political prisoners. ‎
Bahraini authorities habitually diluting ‎human rights abuses by sentencing or ‎executing prisoners during holidays or ‎on days of religious celebrations to ‎prevent any reaction from international ‎institutions or media.‎”

Shaath concluded by saying ” Its well documented that the actions of ‎the Bahraini regime violate ‎international law and Bahrain’s ‎international human rights obligations, ‎
including the UN Convention Against ‎Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or ‎Degrading Treatment or Punishment, ‎
the International Covenant on Civil and ‎Political Rights, the International ‎Covenant on Economic, Social, and ‎Cultural Rights along with the Arab ‎Charter of Human Rights “..‎

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Who is behind the assassination of Iranian Scientists?

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.”

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US officials say Zionist entity “Israel” was behind the assassination: New York Times “One American official — along with two other intelligence officials — said that “Israel” was behind the attack on the scientist,” The New York Times reported on Friday.

Fakhrizadeh’s name was mentioned multiple times in a presentation in 2018 by Zionist entity “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he repeated baseless claims about the Iranian nuclear program. Netanyahu described the scientist as the director of Iran’s nuclear program and threatened, “Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh.”

The Tel Aviv regime has made several attempts over the past years to throw a wrench in Tehran’s peaceful nuclear work. The regime has been behind the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists. It has also conduced cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear sites.

Dmitry Polyanskiy @Dpol_un “That’s a telling analysis from @nytimes reflecting readiness of US establishment to give green light to political extra territorial assasinations. Not a thing to boast for a democratic country! #Iran #Fakhrizadeh”.

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.” @aaronjmate .

The senior Iranian defense official was assassinated near the capital Tehran in a terrorist attack. In a statement, the Defense ministry said the vehicle of the head of the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was targeted by terrorists.

The Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said the act of cowardice shows the desperate warmongering of its perpetrators adding that there are serious indications of an Israeli role in the assassination. Zarif also urged the international community, especially the EU, to end QUOTE “their shameful double standards and condemn the Iranian defense official’s assassination.

Between 2010 and 2012, four other Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated. Tehran and western intelligence agencies have long put the blame on Zionist entity “Israel”, an accusation that was never rejected by officials of the Israeli regime.

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