BY: William Holmes
PEJOURNAL – William Holmes is a British analyst. He is an expert on Occident-Orient interconnection and conflict issues, with focus on the Middle East, South East Asia, and Far East. Here, you can read his latest opinion on the new security attempts between the United States and Israel:
The security-political members of the Zionist regime’s cabinet, including the prime minister and ministers of sensitive positions, the chief of staff of the army, the head of Mossad, the head of Shin Bet and the national security adviser, held their second meeting this week on Iran.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that the regime’s top military, security and intelligence officials would travel to Washington to try to prevent the United States from returning to JCPOA.
A meeting with the same composition was held on the evening of April 20, to discuss Iran’s possible reactions to the recent acts of sabotage, as well as the issue of JCPOA meetings in Vienna.
The Persian section of the CIA-affiliated Radio Farda website, which in the new era is trying to use special literature to insinuate the gap between Joe Biden’s government and Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, wrote in a report in this regard; Senior Israeli security officials, although they believe the Biden government is determined to return to JCPOA, say they should not engage with the White House.
Meanwhile, the Israel Hayom newspaper wrote on Thursday that Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, army chief of staff Avio Kokhawi and Israeli national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat will travel to Washington after a meeting in the limited security-political cabinet on the evening of May 2 to provide new information on Iran, and to inform the Washington authorities.
The trip comes two weeks after Secretary of Defense Gen. Lloyd Austin met in Tel Aviv a few days after the attack on the Iranian ship Saviz and just hours after the Natanz sabotage in the midst of Vienna’s JCPOA meetings.
Although US officials have emphasized that Washington did not play a role in the Natanz sabotage and naval attack on the ship, and that Zionist officials have not officially claimed responsibility for the incidents, there is evidence that all of this is being pursued as part of a joint, targeted plan.
In this regard, Tzachi Hanegbi, an Israeli politician, a national security expert and a Likud Member close to Benjamin Netanyahu said some weeks ago that the United States would never attack Iran’s nuclear program and that such a decision is in the hand of Israel to decide whether to carry out an attack alone or to accept the Iran nuclear program.
The declaration coincided with escalating rigidities in the region as Iran’s nuclear program continued to be a major discussion with world powers, as well as threats and warnings from the United States and Israel.
Obviously on the one hand; The Hebrew-American axis is trying to raise its terrorist baton at the same time as the negotiations in Vienna, to force Iran to accept their extravagant demands with the tactic of coercion diplomacy, and on the other hand, to insinuate that the Biden administration is not on the same path (Trump’s policies) and is not willing to accompany Netanyahu’s cabinet policies about Iran.
Biden’s government and his administrators have shown that Israel will play a role in their decision-making process on Iran’s nuclear program, which has placed everything in a tight corner and left Biden in a state of rigidity and confusion, something that not only may cause serious effects for the United States, but also may raise the most dangerous reactions towards Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Accordingly, considering the previous warnings of Tehran that the Zionist regime is responsible for any terrorist or subversive incident against Iran and the coordination between Tel Aviv and Washington in these incidents, the visits of the Zionist and American officials have found a special meaning.
Incidents such as the explosion on an Israeli ship in Fujairah, an explosion at a rocket engine plant, and a rocket attack near the Dimona nuclear facility seem to have had a detrimental effect on the Hebrew-American axis and also changes in the field equations in the region have doubled the fear of Israel and its allies and supporters.