Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, believes Israel’s refusal to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been a decades-long issue, adding that it is time for Iran to use its leverage to bring Tel Aviv to the table on a number of issues, including its nuclear weapons, which are a threat to peace in the Middle East.
The remarks came in reaction to Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, the director-general for political and international security affairs at Iran’s Foreign Ministry, saying that the international community must mount pressure on Israel to join the NPT unconditionally and put its nuclear activities under the surveillance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“The real issue with this statement made in Vienna was that the [US President Donald] Trump administration is again reiterating accusations against Iran about Iran’s nuclear program, accusations none of the investigatory agencies at all support, and still bringing these out. Israel is still continuing to use these groundless findings of their own against Iran as an attempt to bring…forces against Iran, including Saudi Arabia,” Duff told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.
“The real issue is it is going to come down to regional peace and in the long-run there is not going to be regional peace when we have a nuclear power in the center of the Middle East involved in its many controversies as it is,” he noted.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.