UN Secretary General Warns Scrapping Iran Deal Could Lead To "World War III"

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres offered a chilling message to the world during a recent interview with BBC Radio: The risk of "World War III" breaking out in the Middle East is intensifying at an alarming rate.

As we've previously speculated, the combatants in the conflict that Guterres envisions would be the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia on one side, aided by some of their allies in Western Europe, and China, Russia and Iran on the other. What's worse, Guterres warned that the collapse of the Iran deal could be the catalyst for a military conflict that morphs into the next global confrontation.

Unless the agreement is preserved, the world will likely descend into chaos, he said.

"The risks are there. I think we need to do everything to avoid those risks."

"I believe the JCPOA was an important diplomatic victory and it is important to preserve it. I also believe there are areas in which it would be very important to have a meaningful dialogue because I see the region in a very dangerous position."

President Trump has the opportunity to avert this horrifying future, Gutteres said - all he would need to do is preserve the JCPOA until a better deal can be worked out. Perhaps the deal's signatories could work out something similar to the "four-part" supplementary agreement outlined by Emmanuel Macron  during a press conference with President Trump.

Gutteres added that while he understands concerns about Iranian influence and the country's nuclear program, a reference to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent presentation about Iran's alleged attempts to conceal a nuclear weapons program, the Iran deal is an "important achievement" that should be preserved.

"I understand the concerns of some countries in relation the Iranian influence in other countries of the region. I think we should separate things. I think that this agreement is an important achievement. If one day there is a better agreement to replace, it’s fine, but we should not scrap it unless we have a good alternative."

During his tour of the West last month, MbS expounded upon the dangers posed by Iran and even went so far as to compare Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Adolf Hitler.

"Hitler didn’t do what the supreme leader is trying to do. Hitler tried to conquer Europe. But the supreme leader is trying to conquer the world," he said.

Of course, this hard-line stance hardly bodes well for world peace. While negotiations continue, it's widely believed that President Trump will scrap the Iran deal on May 12 by refusing to renew the sanctions waivers - though he would then have a few options to continue with negotiations before the most draconian sanctions kick back in.

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bananas beepbop Fri, 05/04/2018 - 22:10 Permalink

"Hitler didn’t do what the supreme leader is trying to do. Hitler tried to conquer Europe. But the supreme leader is trying to conquer the world," MbS said (under Israeli influence).

What he really wanted to say (lest USrahell unleashes terrorists in the Kingdom):

"Hitler didn’t do what Israhell is trying to do. Hitler tried to conquer Europe. But Israhell is trying to conquer the Middle East"

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Déjà view bananas Fri, 05/04/2018 - 22:17 Permalink

Iran's George Washington: Remembering and Preserving the Legacy of 1953

By Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

To trace the roots of Tehran’s animosity towards Washington and the West in general, one must turn the pages of history not only to the Cold-War dynamics often cited by academics; but to the cause of oil politics as well.

...at the time, the heart of British power – but also the success of its entire economy at large. From the 1920s through the ‘40s, Britain received all of its oil from Iran, and enjoyed a reasonably high standard of living at least in part as a result.

What's more, APOC increasingly engaged in unfair practices and failed to honor even the marginal royalties that it had contracted to pay Iran. In 1948, for example, while APOC reported profits of ₤62 million and paid the British government ₤28 million in income taxes, Iran received a meager ₤1.4 million on its oil resources. The company also regularly reneged on obligations and withheld payments when its demands on the Iranian government were not met.

On behalf of Iran, Teymourtash requested, inter alia, a 25-percent share in the company. If a new concession was to be drawn, he stressed, only a 50-50 split would be acceptable. His “bold” demands placed Teymourtash on a fast collision course with the British government.

Teymourtash died in solitary confinement (1933) under suspicious circumstances having endured regular torture.

Dr. Mossadegh had supported the constitutionalists in the Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911, restricting the absolute powers of the traditional Iranian monarch, notwithstanding ties with the royal court through his mother. As a politician, he called for political and economic independence; the strengthening of civil society, and competent, corruption-free government. He further advocated for an independent judiciary, free elections, freedom of religion and political associations, women’s and worker’s rights, and projects aimed at supporting the country’s large agricultural sector. For all intents and purposes, he was to the majority of Iranians, the figure of a national hero, the new founding father of Iran in the modern age, who carried on his aging shoulders the promise for democracy and true independence – he was to many the “Iranian George Washington."

After taking office in 1951 as Prime Minister, Mossadegh led the National Front’s campaign to nationalize Iran’s oil industry by sponsoring nationalization bills passed by Parliament in March 1951. The Oil Nationalization Act received Imperial assent on 1 May 1951. This act of “hostility” as perceived through the British lens quickly resulted in mayhem. Oil production came to a standstill as British technicians left the country en masse, damaging refineries on departure. Britain moved aggressively and took a series of steps to penalize Iran. An embargo on the purchase of Iranian oil as well as a ban on exporting goods to Iran were soon put in place, as were measures to freeze Iranian sterling assets. Britain mobilized its navy and paratroopers as a show of military might and Iran was placed under increased pressure to abandon its nationalization plans 

1.3. Showcase Before the World: Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (United Kingdom v. Iran)

In Autumn 1951 with the case before the ICJ being litigated, the British government attempted to increase the mounting international pressure on Iran by concurrently bringing the case before the Security Council

The Iranians found the Security Council referral most peculiar, questioning if a dispute between a private oil company and Iran – what should have been a purely domestic matter

Finally on July 22, 1952 by a 9-5 vote, the ICJ declared that the 1933 agreement could not constitute a treaty between the two states as the UK claimed, but merely a concessionary contract between a private company and the government of Iran to which the UK was not a party. The court declared it lacked jurisdiction – as contended by Iran – to rule on the merits of the case.

As a clearly visible exhausted Prime Minister Mossadegh walked through the halls of the Peace Palace, having just successfully defended Iran’s position, there was little room for celebrations. Perhaps he intuitively knew Iran’s difficulties were far from over. History was to prove such intuitions well founded.

Apart from growing British discontentment with the turn of events, the embargoes and the drastic reduction in oil output had placed extreme pressure on Iran’s economy, thereby triggering domestic divisions. Furthermore, frustrated by Iranian resilience, Westminister Palace became convinced that Mossadegh posed a direct threat to British interests and had to be removed. As with Teymourtash decades earlier, Mossadegh presented as an obstacle to British interests and ‘had’ to be neutralized. A resort to the British Intelligence Service was made, yet an attempted coup was uncovered and bore no fruit. In retaliation, the Iranian government severed diplomatic ties (November 1, 1952). Anxious about what losing Iranian oil would mean for the British navy and economy, Winston Churchill, by then prime minister, lobbied the Americans to commit the deed. 

http://web.mit.edu/mitir/2009/online/mossadegh.htm

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Déjà view Déjà view Fri, 05/04/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

Scorned by Zionists...UN Sec. Gen Hammarskjold †1961...

Israeli Activists Demand Mossad Documents Concerning UN Secretary General’s Fatal African Plane Crash

Eitay Mack, an Israeli activist and attorney who led the fight to expose Israeli arms sale to Burma’s genocidal junta, has filed a petition demanding that the Mossad also open its archives.  Though Israel was not officially a member of the non-aligned movement during the 1950s and 60s, it saw itself as a bridge between the Third World and the major superpowers jockeying for influence in places like Africa. As such, it sought allies throughout the Third-World, including Africa.  Along with economic and agricultural aid packages to establish good relations, Israel sent intelligence agents and recruited spies to monitor the activities of the Russian and U.S. superpowers; and to exploit whatever openings they could find to advance Israeli interests.

https://www.richardsilverstein.com/2017/10/17/israeli-activists-demand-…

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Slack Jack D503 Sat, 05/05/2018 - 09:07 Permalink

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So, why was the first world war planned and executed?

To establish Israel.

The plan was already well known in 1853.

"The subversion of the Turkish Power will evidently occasion, as all seem to anticipate, a fearful general war. This war will, I believe, be the last under the present order of things. It will commence, indeed, in Europe: but,... it will pass into Palestine.... and, in the course of its evolutions, Israel will be restored."

The quote is from George Faber's 1853 book on the downfall of the Turkish power and the return of the ten tribes.

It mostly came true:

"The subversion of the Turkish Power [the Ottoman Empire] will evidently occasion, as all seem to anticipate, a fearful general war [the first world war]. This war will, I believe, be the last under the present order of things [a new world order]. It will commence, indeed, in Europe [with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914]: but,... it will pass into Palestine [western troops entered Palestine early in 1917].... and, in the course of its evolutions [the second world war in 1939], Israel will be restored [Israel was created in 1948]."

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Scipio Africanuz Déjà view Sat, 05/05/2018 - 03:27 Permalink

Truth is a very bitter drink, even for seekers. Iran was, and still is the aggrieved party. Thanks for posting the facts, Americans in here, will not read it, and modify their opinions. The ability of Americans to be pernitent, has atrophied due to a life of ease, relative to the world.

The next ramp up of karma, will water eyes, even of foreigners, in sympathy with the extent of the dues of retribution. It will not be pretty!

All anyone can do now, is warn the awake, to put their spiritual affairs in order, the threshold of retribution has been breached. What comes next, in what form, at what point, is unknown to any.

What is known however, is that the harvest, will be identical to the seed. If you can summon the courage, and that will be very hard, investigate the types of seeds sown by the west, that should open your eyes to the coming harvest.

I have no desire to bear bad news to you, but the desire to wake you up! Like it or not, Nemesis is coming!

"I fear for my country men when I remember, that God is JUST and HIS JUSTICE does not sleep forever" - Thomas Jefferson

Americans have refused to change their ways, it WILL be changed for them!...

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keep the basta… bananas Fri, 05/04/2018 - 23:15 Permalink

Not just the israelis. Look at veterans today, or  sputnik or presstv for the masses and masses of equipment and medical  supplies provided to  anti-syria militants by Israel .

UK has plenty of zionists, David Cameron, Boris Johnson lots of the lords...quite remarkable. Teresa May is not but inherited the bitterness and cruelty of  ancestral domestic servants. like thatcher. Mays husband made a fortune from the bombing and armaments. Company jumped on the stockmarket.

Then look at  england and the thermobaric  reapers dropped on Syria, then explode then suck the innards out, destroy organs,  and kill all living things. 

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201805041064161442-UK-drones-fired-therm…

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CatInTheHat Petrodollar Sy… Sat, 05/05/2018 - 00:38 Permalink

So Gaza is an Israeli tropical vacation spot? Israeli IDF deliberately targets Palestinian children with sniper fire and has murdered and wounded thousands of unarmed Palestinian protesters. 

Gaza is an open air prison. Palestinians REGULARLY denied relief aid, water and electricity. Israel IS HITLER, OR RATHER BIBI IS. And a world war is just what the Zionists want to finish off the Palestinian population. ZIONISM is racism and fascism...

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vato poco CatInTheHat Sat, 05/05/2018 - 04:54 Permalink

"for 40 years you Israel and the US have offered you dumbshits all kinds of goodies to help you out. but noooooo, being greedy arab fuckwits, you said no to each and every offer of help because you were master negotiators and you were holding out for MORE. for 40+ fuckin' years. nice work, dipshits. maybe it's time you finally got your asses out of your 50-year-old refugee camps and take the next offer - otherwise shut the fuck up about how ever'body is always so mean to you." --- MbS to Pal leadereship

am really beginning to like that guy ...

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Fireman Uncle Sugar Sat, 05/05/2018 - 05:59 Permalink

USSA has a date with Russia and China's new toys. Let's not keep the snaggle-toothed vermin of the anglozionazi empire of filth in Washing town waiting. Onward to the war to end ......all.

We all know that USSA is beyond saving and if USSANS can't get their civil war reloaded then by all means onward to WW3.

It has been inevitable since the first diseased anglo trash landed on the rock and made genocide for profit a way of life.

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GreatUncle Uncle Sugar Sat, 05/05/2018 - 06:23 Permalink

You are still in it as it is the globalist diplomatic tool allowing the control of nations by the moneychangers.

Scrap the fucking deal ... in a future world of slavery for populations WW3 would be the better choice.

Am I nuts? Not really it will happen eventually as they push for a single world order of slavery.

You are not getting an economic reset any other way ... so if you refuse the WW3 option your children will be condemned to be those future slaves.

If you want to stop the total slavery of the world WW3 is the only logical choice ... it is called hardball.

Play hardball WW3 is now on the table any other deal with the globalists is fucking worthless and had been for the last couple of years.

In the end if you do not take the WW3 option you will wish that you had.

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