Explosion of Middle East Violence Regardless of Nuke Talks

CBS News
Hanging over the nuclear negotiations is a Middle East in disarray, where an extraordinary dymanic is unfolding. The U.S. and Iran are working both alongside and against each other in several conflicts.
The U.S. is on the opposite side of Iran in Yemen, on the same side in Iraq and against the Iranian-backed Assad regime in Syria.
“It’s really about what would make countries in the region safer,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.
Harf said preventing Iran from building a bomb will contain at least part of the threat they pose.

“It’s precisely because Iran is destabilizing in so many places that we don’t want them to get nuclear weapons,” Harf said. “If you imagine the kinds of influence they have today, they would have even more influence in the region if they were able to do that backed up by nuclear weapons.”

Saudi Arabia, in particular, feels immediately threatened by its longtime foe. Iranian-backed militias in neighboring Yemen, Iraq and Syria are only growing in strength.
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez thinks allies should be concerned — a deal with Iran would only limit, not scrap, its nuclear capability and could embolden it.
“What we will have done is bought time but not stopped Iran’s march towards nuclear weapons, and a future president and the world will face a potentially nuclear-armed Iran, and that is not in the national interests or security of the United States or our allies,” Menendez said.
There’s also the possibility that the talks in Switzerland could fail altogether. U.S. negotiators said if that happens President Obama will have to make a tough decision about whether he’s willing to confront Iran and force it to stop its nuclear program.

First Horn Unifies Four Horns of Daniel

Khamenei urges closer ties with Arab states
Associated Press
Muslim Horns of Daniel

Muslim Horns of Daniel
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) greets Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (R) upon his arrival in Tehran on June 1, 2014.
TEHRAN: Iranian state TV says the country’s top leader has called for better ties with Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors during a rare meeting with the visiting Kuwaiti emir.

The report on Monday quotes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying regional security “depends on good relations among all countries of the region.
Khamenei has the final say on all state matters.

He says differences among countries in the region will only please their common enemies, and expressed hope for “a new chapter” of economic relations between Iran and Kuwait.

State TV also said the two countries signed six agreements, including one related to security, during the two-day visit of the emir, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

The U.S.-allied Gulf states are wary of Iranian influence in the region and Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.


Great Babylon Trying To Break Apart Horns of Daniel

Khamenei Hits Out at US for Sowing Discord between Iran-Pakistan

Two Horns of Daniel

Two Horns of Daniel

May 13th, 2014 by Ahmad Mehdi

The current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, met up with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The two discussed serious matters amongst each other. During these talks, Khamenei managed to directly hit out at the US for sowing seeds of discord between the relationship of Pakistan and Iran. He directly held Washington responsible to create a rift between Islamabad and Tehran.

While speaking to Nawaz Shairf, Khamenei said, “There are hands at work that intend to cause differences between the two friendly and intimate nations through different methods, including stirring insecurity at the lengthy common borders. But we should not allow the big opportunity existing for the expansion of the relations between the two countries to be lost.”

He further added, “America, whose wickedness is known to all, is among the governments trying to make distance between Iran and Pakistan. Besides America, there are other governments at work too.”

Both the parties spoke about how they can end up working together for a better future. Khamenei specially stated that that there should be a further development in the ties between the two countries. He stated that there should be an implementation of joint ventures, for instance the Pak-Iran gas line project. Furthermore he expressed that there is hope that there will be good measures adopted while Pakistan is under the rule of Nawaz Sharif and his party.

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