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Russian Foreign Minister issues grave warning to Israel and the West

Israel and the West’s rhetoric has been – to put it lightly –heated when it comes to Iran and it has only intensified over recent days and weeks.

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, issued a grim warning to Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom, which have all reportedly been weighing an unprovoked strike on Iran.

Lavrov said that taking military action against Iran would be a “very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences”.

Indeed the consequences would be unpredictable to a degree, yet predictable in that the fallout would be far from positive for the region and the world.


This comes directly after Israeli President Shimon Peres made some grim statements on the Iran situation himself.

“The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option”, Peres said to Hayom, an Israeli news agency.

Yet Peres claims that the decision has not already been made, but the IAEA’s report due to be released tomorrow will likely be a deciding factor.

Leaked information I covered in this article purportedly shows that Iran is indeed pursuing a nuclear weapons program despite their fervent denials and the IAEA report will allegedly show proof of their weapons program.

Echoing the constant denials of any military applications to their nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the evidence against them has been contrived and is part of a large-scale smear campaign against Iran.

This is not wholly improbable given that Israel has been claiming that Iran wants to wipe them off the map for years now and Neocon elements in the United States and throughout the West openly support such action.

Russia holds the position that the only way to solve this problem – be it real or perceived – is through six-party talks that include both Iran and Russia which had broken down in December of last year.

“[T]he only path for removing concerns is to create every possible condition” to resume the six-party talks, said Lavrov.

Lavrov seems to be a voice of reason, urging diplomacy in an age of saber rattling and warmongering.
Yet the Western media continues to promote the claims made by anonymous diplomats who claim that the IAEA report to be issued tomorrow will include evidence that Iran has developed computer simulations of a nuclear warhead and satellite images which allegedly show a steel container used for tests related to nuclear weaponry.

Last time I checked creating a computer simulation isn’t a breach of international law and a non-descript steel container is far from the ironclad proof one would hope to get before authorizing a preemptive strike.

Then again, as I covered in this article, the intelligence leading into Iraq was just as questionable and based on alleged mobile laboratories and other fantastical claims of a program seeking weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) which obviously failed to materialize.

One anonymous Western diplomat told Reuters, “There are bits of it [the IAEA report] which clearly can only be used for clandestine nuclear purposes. It is a compelling case.”

One of these “bits” is likely going to be the underground facility near Qoms which is far from a menacing facility as I previously reported.

Even if it housed nuclear weapons, it would represent a second strike capability. However, there is no proof to show that it does house nuclear weapons or that Iran is even seeking such weapons.

Iran is likely just trying to shield their peaceful nuclear program from a warmongering Israel that bombed Syria in 2007 for simply seeking to develop a nuclear reactor.

The preemptive unilateral Israeli strike on Syria known as “Operation Orchard” and it resulted in the alleged deaths of 10 North Korean workers.

The U.S. government and the Israelis of course insisted that the nuclear facility in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria had military applications but, just like Iran, Syria denies the allegations completely.
The IAEA later said that the site was indeed a nuclear reactor but the military nature of the site was not verified.

The IAEA claims it is because the Syrians wouldn’t provide the necessary levels of cooperation but the Syrians have also disputed this allegation.

Could the intelligence presented in the IAEA report tomorrow be just as unreliable and unsubstantiated as that used to push America into invading Iraq?

What are the consequences Lavrov spoke of? Could he be implying that a strike against Iran would bring about World War 3?


Link:
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/11/russian-foreign-minister-issues-grave.html


Added: Nov-8-2011 Occurred On: Nov-8-2011
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  • This is coming from a facist racist illegal state called Israel which denys even having nukes and refuses any inspectors in.

    Seriously you cant help but watch in awe the hypocrisy here!

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    • @OwenHiggins The French, God knows why

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    • @femdyke25 In the 50's it was the French who gave Israel the support and know-how to develop a nuclear capability.

      Like most countries, the French only began to 'sour' on Israel after the '67 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

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  • If Israel wants to go in I say let them, however they better be prepared to deal with the consequences by themselves. Our country is broke and spread dangerously thin around the world as it is, those who think we can bomb them without retaliation will be in for a wake up call.

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  • good you tell em russia.who in the fuck died and made the usa cops of the world.

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  • 'Russia the voice of reason', Heh, tell that to Georgia

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  • Russia canceled its deal to provide iran with S300 air defense systems due to Israeli/US pressure, enough said.

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  • Biggest mistake of this century, israel attacking iran, just preparing themselves for total anal rape. What makes them think that russians would allow any stronger US presence in that region. This is called Pre-emptive stupidity, no cause for action, no clear foresight, just bomb it now, we'll deal with it later, yet, if you go and ask people in israel, they are as confused as everybody else at what their government is doing. But then there is no unity between the islamic countries, nothings gon More..

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    • @billa48
      For now we only exited from the bottom of deep shithole were we completely dived in 91. Time for geopolitical ambitions is not yet come for us. Thank god we have resources and nuclear weapons to protect sovereignity. Also jews have real power in Russia, so we will not take any direct actions of course.

      Anyway this war will be a step in some very wrong direction, and bad consequences will follow at some point of time. Dont need to say, that those who will do career and money on this he More..

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  • ...and 2012 is next year, lol

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  • From humanitarian perspective:
    Lavrov is 101% right. This is mistake. Another stupid war based on some bullshit lies. Again thousands of civillian deaths. Again civilian war and outburst of terrorist attacks. Again broken lifes of stupid young soilders who are fighting another useless war for TNC interests.

    From geopolitical perspective:
    USA (jews) is doing its job well done. Testing weapons. Conquering new regions of influence. Making all kind of disturbance on Chinese and Russian border. Just More..

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    • @EMAG-K
      Of course not! Just straight warmongering.
      They (Iran) are not fools to do this. They will loose all kind of diplomatic support and will fall to isolation like North Korea. I sure they are not so stupid.

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  • Israel is the mother of all problems in the region. U.S.A. is the father. (And GB and France are grandpa and grandma). This is the family which could bring the world to a world nuclear war. Russia and China will not accept ONE bomb on Iran.

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  • Iran is Russia's best arms customer is their only interest, screw these toothless wonders

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  • geee its great to have a free thinking individual like Russia listening to ya.
    Hmmmm.
    What would Russia do if all your neighbors, every one of them wanted you dead. Not just taken over, but every person within Russia dead. And what do you think all these neighbors making live tv and mass media reports from leading government officials saying they wanted you dead, and the total anniliation of your homeland. Hmmmmm Russia. Like I'm pretty sure that if all your neighbors said they were going to wi More..

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    • @Less1leg Your bs is getting boring. Both sides of this pathetic little conquering of Palestine by Zionism are boring the rest of the world to the point that some just want one side to obliterate the other. Don't care who wins just as long as all of one side ore the other is dead. Problem solved. The winner gets to have a huge wall put around them with soundproofing so the rest of the world doesn't have to listen to them.....no do the wall now. No...a very big steel octogon around all of Israel More..

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