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US, Israel know 'catastrophic' consequences of threats against Iran: Analyst

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US President Joe Biden and Israeli regime's Prime Minister Yair Lapid sign the so-called "Jerusalem Declaration," at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in occupied Jerusalem (al-Quds), July 14, 2022. (File photo)

A US-based analyst has derided President Joe Biden's threat of using "force" against Iran during his visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, saying Americans and Israelis are aware of the “catastrophic” consequences of such threats.

“Not bombing Iran despite the constant threats has been for good reason mindful of how catastrophic the outcome could be for Israel,” Giorgio Cafiero, the chief executive officer of Washington-based Persian Gulf State Analytics, told Press TV in an interview on Friday.

On the joint “strategic declaration” signed between Washington and the occupying regime, the analyst stressed that there is little difference between Biden and his predecessor Trump, insisting that both are "aligned extremely closely" with the Israeli regime on issues in the Middle East.

“This is particularly so when it comes to Iran and the Abraham Accords,” he remarked, referring to the US-brokered agreements of normalization between Israel and some Arab regimes.

Earlier on Friday, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani slammed the US-Israel declaration against Iran, calling it a threat to all Islamic and Arab countries, and stressing that it seeks to promote the Israeli regime’s purported “military edge” in the region.

Iranian officials have repeatedly described Israel's destabilizing activities as the main source of insecurity in the region, warning regional countries about the perils of allowing Tel Aviv to establish a foothold in the region.

Responding to a question about Biden’s planned meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salam, Cafiero said the Ukraine conflict and the ensuing turmoil in global energy markets have pushed the US to reassess its ties with the Saudi regime and its leadership.

“The White House now believes that any moral costs of Biden visiting Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah will not outweigh the perceived benefits,” he said.

“With the Biden administration viewing the kingdom as a critical US partner in the Middle East, the White House sees itself as having no choice but to engage Mohammed bin Salman more deeply.”

Prior to embarking on his tour of Israel and Saudi Arabia, Biden published an article in the Washington Post -- for which the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi used to work – in a bid to justify his visit to the kingdom. The article was riddled with inaccuracies and fallacies.

During his presidential campaign prior to taking office, Biden had vowed to make the Saudi regime a “pariah,” pledging to teach dictators "a lesson", not to supply arms to Riyadh, and to halt the Saudi-led aggression against neighboring Yemen.

Biden has broken all those promises and is seeking to reinforce the so-called Abraham Accords that normalized the Arab-Israeli relationship and amassed the Arab regimes against Iran.

Biden last week boasted that he will be the first American president to fly from occupied Palestine to Saudi Arabia.


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