Σε δηλώσεις της η πρώην αναπληρώτρια γενικού διευθυντή του Ισραηλινού υπουργείου Στρατιωτικών υποθέσεων, Sima Shine, τόνισε ότι το Ισραήλ και το Ιράν βρίσκονται σε τροχιά σύγκρουσης.
«Το Ιράν θέλει να μείνει στην Συρία. Αυτό σε καμία περίπτωση εμείς δεν πρέπει να το επιτρέψουμε. Σε όλους τους πολέμους και τις συγκρούσεις η λύση τελικά είναι …πολιτική. Αναμένουμε με ενδιαφέρον τα αποτελέσματα της επίσκεψης του πρωθυπουργού μας στη Μόσχα. Πιστεύω ότι θα διαφέρει από τις 6-7 προηγούμενες επισκέψεις που δεν είχαν αποτέλεσμα. Οι Αμερικάνοι δεν είναι εδώ όπως στο παρελθόν για να μεσολαβήσουν. Ελπίζω ότι οι Ρώσοι αυτή τη φορά θα αποτελέσουν μέρος μιας λύσης».
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Israel and Iran will eventually need to cut a deal regarding the current Syria conflict as “there is no military solution,” former Mossad agent Sima Shine said on Wednesday.
Israel and Iran are “on a collision path… Iran wants to stay in Syria. We are determined not to allow them to stay there. If both sides adhere to their positions, there will be several rounds of conflict,” Shine who is also the former deputy director-general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry said.
“What will come at the end?” She asked and proposed that “As in all wars and conflicts…the solution is a political one. I am looking at what happens with the prime minister’s visit in Moscow. I hope it will be different than the six to seven prior visits in Moscow which did not lead to a solution to the problems.”
“The Americans are not here. So we don’t have an American-mediated solution to the problem, but I hope the Russians will …be part of a solution.”
Shine also proposed doubts about a possible solution including Russia because of its co-dependent relationship with Iran.
“I believe we cannot make sure there are no Iranians staying in Syria,” the former Mossad agent emphasized and suggested that a three part understanding between Israel and Iran could cool the conflict.
Such an understanding would firstly, clarify how far any Iranians who stay in Syria must be from the border, secondly, emphasize that there can be no missiles, drones or any similar level of Iranian weaponry brought or left in Syria and thirdly, specify how many Iranians and their proxies will stay in Syria in the long run – with a presumption that Iran will gradually reduce the numbers.
Moving on to the Iran nuclear deal, Shine criticized US President Donald Trump’s decision to leave it.
“The decision yesterday to leave the nuclear agreement in the immediate term complicates the situation,” she said, arguing that the move meant the US had squandered its main leverage for pressuring Iran regarding its actions in Syria and its ballistic missile testing.
“With the deal in place, Iran was more constrained. As time passes, as the secondary sanctions will bring Iran to a point in time where they are not benefiting anymore from the agreement…they will go back to…the nuclear project,” she said.
Shine was unclear about how far she thought Iran would move in the nuclear direction, saying she did not think they would immediately expel the IAEA inspectors and that she did not think Iran would “give a pretext to Israel to bomb them.
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