Israel ambassador to the UK warns of nuclear proliferation in wake of Geneva deal

The strong arm of world leadership barrels towards the state of Israel and its tenuous position in geopolitics with a nuclear deal with competing nations that threatens regional stability. Israel ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub laments that nuclear weapons will not be off the table for Iran.

Daniel Taub, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, states that conflicts in surrounding nations have the potential of reigniting fears of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. The Obama administration’s handshake with Iran has grave political implications, with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning that this deal can only embolden extremist factions on the hunt for nuclear arms.

After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was replaced by current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, political distortion was on the horizon: a current moderate government did not engage in the Geneva deal that dropped a powder keg of nuclear fears in Tehran. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and  Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

Rouhani’s predecessor had an extreme political record who was easy to route on the world stage, yet as Taub recognizes, this is the same government that spoke to Washington for close to 2 years before said government was replaced.

It is no secret now in retrospect that former US President Barack Obama did not rub shoulders well with Israel after the Geneva agreement was reached. Taub seeks a political solution through leveraging United States interests in creating energy independent countries in the Middle East.

Obama’s opinion at the time of this writing concerned fulfillment of commitment to the agreement and, should Iran fail, that the US apply political pressure and implement sanctions to bring them back to the shallows.

Since the deal, Tehran has kept the lid on its nuclear ambition tightly closed. Taub speculates that their enrichment projects have been drawn back from the weapons grade materials necessary to manufacture nuclear arms. Analysis of their nuclear capability suggests exaggeration on their ability to enrich uranium without violation of the Geneva agreement.

Daniel Taub, now former Israel ambassador, holds degrees from University College, Oxford; University College, London; and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

His expertise with world politics dates back to 1991 when he began to work for the Israel Foreign Ministry and has been in a variety of positions since as a national representative.

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Rabbi Sacks in conversation with Daniel Taub