Conflict with Iran is Inevitable

There is no chance of reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran for the simple reason that Tehran is not interested in temporary sanctions relief as the next Republican administration would promptly reimpose sanctions. However, even if hypothetically a nuclear agreement was reached between Tehran and Washington, this would only defer the conflict. Iran is hell-bent on attaining nuclear weapons capability and has made a strategic decision that temporary sanctions relief is not worth delaying the development of its nuclear weapons program. Conflict is inevitable and deferring the problem certainly does not resolve it. The fact is that American domestic politics proved determinative in Tehran deciding not to rejoin the JCPOA and there is no way to redo the magic of the faulty JCPOA. The JCPOA is nearing collapse and Iran is highly unlikely to agree to negotiate for a different nuclear agreement past the JCPOA. The White House needs to internalize that among the three imperialist adversaries of America, one is a mortal enemy strategically devoted to the annihilation of the United States. While it is true that China is the most potent rival of the United States, Iran is the most dangerous one. Neither China nor Russia is committed to the annihilation of the United States as is the Khomeinist regime in Iran.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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