Frenemies: a story of Iran, Israel and the United States

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In order to understand the Iranian
nuclear negotiations you need to understand the trilateral relationship
between the United States Israel and Iran. At first blush it seems very simple: The
United States Israel allies they’re both opposed to Iran. But the way
these negotiations have gone down has severely complicated the matter. To understand by we need to look at the
individual personalities that are involved in the negotiations. First off, and perhaps most importantly is
President Obama. Resolving the Iranian nuclear standoff
peacefully is a major foreign policy priority for President Obama however it’s difficult to resolve given
supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is rather hostile to Western interests
specifically the United States. However while he does have final control
over the Iranian government he can be pushed by factions inside Iran specifically more moderate
ones that are interest in sanctions relief in exchange for a deal President Hassan Rouhani is widely seen
one of these modern figures and his 2013 election suggested too many
americans that Iran and the supreme leader might be willing
to make a deal. This has infuriated America’s ally in Israel’s
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees the Iranian nuclear programs as an existential threat. Netanyahu: “we need a better deal a different deal because this new would
leave Iran was sufficient capability 6,000 centrifuges enables them to break
out to a bomb very quickly.” This has put
Netanyahu at odds with Obama, and order to deal with this disagreement
he’s turned to republicans in the United States Boehner: “I’ve invited prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress” Netanyahu: That’s why this deal is so bad. It doesn’t block Iran’s path
to the bomb it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” News reporter: “47
Republican senators put their names today to this open letter to Iran.” This type of
alliance between a foreign leader and domestic american opposition it
basically unprecedented. So you’ve got a strange situation where
the United States is at loggerheads with its closest ally in the Middle East,
where the United States is divided amongst itself on foreign policy and where you’ve got
President Obama desperately trying to bolster the
standing of moderates inside Iran, a country the United States has regarded as a
serious enemy since 1979.

50 comments

  1. Israel US must have NW but iran noπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Its so funny , whole of region around iran buy many weapons and they ask us not to be waponed.
    Iran will have NW not for israel but also for its father

  2. Anyone else here bc they’re confused about the current mess around the killing of that Iranian military leader?

  3. Nethanyu commits human rights abuse and have an A-Bomb and anyone opposing him is Terrorist and Anti-Semitic.Give me a Break

  4. That music is dope… I am not able to realize the very idea of how serious this matter has become in 2020…

  5. Please when next you talk about an AMERICAN PRESIDENT , don't mention Obama beside me.

    He Obviously doesn't know how to save the world from Islamic terrorist because he knows nothing about Islam.

    How on earth does he think that making a deal with Iran will deter them from pursuing their nuclear weapons plan

  6. Why wasnt the history of Iran's nuclear program mentioned? I think it is crucial, and no one discusses. The Americans wanted to make Iran a Middle Eastern modern success story. The Americans were pushing Iran to become a nuclear powered country, so they could grow their influence in the region, and counter the Soviets. This was while the country was under the rule of the Shah, but all the equipment, know-how, was actually supplied by the Americans. This was at the height of the cold war. The Americans were struggling for influence, and Iran was a country that has been historically fought over by the Brits, Russians, and eventually the Americans.

    The Persians have a long history of being betrayed, and taken advantage by foreign powers. All this factors in their policies today. They are extremely bright, and play the long game. Donnie is in completely over his head, he should go back to making appearances on wrestling, and let the grown ups do their thing.

  7. The only winners of war are the Bankers & Industrialists. To discover the facts peruse the publication 'World Conquest through World Government'.Β  Whilst most people of the world are good & only wish to live in peace.Β  All Establishments are evil & control their people for their own ends.

  8. Republicans inviting Bibi to speak and giving him a standing applause if one of the more embarrassing moments in America history.

    Imagine if the members of your parliament or congress or whatever you have in your country invited the president of the US to undermine your own leaders actions and give him the standing applause meanwhile they show zero respect to your leader.

  9. Well this got simpler…
    Now it's necessary to blend in Russia, China, the UK and France to complicate this sufficiently.

  10. This is a very poor summary. What was the "open letter?" This video tries to condense a very complicated issue in a way that's remarkably incoherent. It's okay to make videos that are more than three minutes, Vox.

  11. Russia is OK with the U.S and Iran, the U.S hating Iran and vice versa. Israel hates Iran, the U.S used to be OK with Iran.

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