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Obama’s triumph: positive signs from Iran

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Published: 19 January 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Obama’s triumph: Iran nuclear deal comes gift-wrapped by prisoner release – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 17.01.16
Some Israeli officials also detect positive signals, but are deterred by Jerusalem’s doomsday dogma… Although Iran remains a dangerous, aggressive, terror-supporting state, the positive conclusion of the secret negotiations on the prisoner release – together with the quick resolution of the captured U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf last week – enforce the perception that moderates are gaining strength in Tehran; that they are complying with their commitments under the nuclear deal (as the IAEA confirmed Saturday); and that they wish to put Iran on a less belligerent course in the international arena.
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Israel faces no existential threats, says departing Mossad chief – The Times of Israel 16.01.16
But Tamir Pardo warns a shrinking world presents new challenges; cites Hezbollah’s rise, Iran’s revolution and diminishing Turkish and Saudi power

Israeli defence official expresses concern over Jordanian instability – BICOM 13.01.16


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