On Friday, Iran’s foreign minister said that his country will never enter talks with Israel over Iran’s nuclear program.
IRNA, Iran’s official news agency, reported that Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said of such a meeting, “Never such a thing will happen and we definitely we [sic] will not be in the room in which representatives from the Zionist regime will have presence.”
Zarif added the usual demand from Arab countries hostile to Israel, calling for the entire region of the Middle East should be disarmed from nuclear weapons, which is code for disarming Israel from its assumed nuclear weaponry.
Of course, once Israel loses its supposed nuclear capability, the deterrent to military action by hostile Arab neighbors is gone, and their vastly superior numbers would guarantee a victory in a war of attrition.
Zarif said, “We do consider the Zionist regime as the biggest regional and world danger.” Iran has not recognized Israel since the 1979 Islamic revolution that brought fundamentalist Islamist leaders to power.
Iranian nuclear envoy Reza Najafi, speaking at the conclusion of a U.N. meeting of its nuclear agency, said the nuclear agreement reached by the P5+1 nations would start to be implemented at the end of December or early January.