Geneva N. Deal Sets Stage for Strategic Developments in Region: Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Egyptian political analyst said the accord struck between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program could give rise to major political changes in the Middle East region.
“The deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 is a prelude to strategic political changes across the Middle East,” Ahmed Rasem al-Nafees, an Egyptian analyst told Tasnim on Tuesday.
"The coalition between the US and its allies in the Middle East is no longer in place and the White House has forsaken its regional friends. For this reason, I beleive that the agreement between Iran and the G5+1 can spawn strategic political changes in the Middle East," he added.
Iran and the G5+1 (also known as P5+1 or E3+3) signed a six-month deal on Tehran’s nuclear program after three rounds of intensive talks in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24.
The deal is intended to allow time to negotiate a comprehensive agreement on the nuclear program.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities and allow more inspection of its nuclear facilities, the six world powers have agreed to impose no new sanctions on Iran and to suspend some existing ones on its trade in petrochemicals, automobiles, gold and precious metals, civil aviation parts, and food and medicine. They will also let Tehran receive a small portion of its frozen assets while a permanent agreement is sought.
Nafees also highlighted the importance of Geneva talks, noting that the nuclear negotiations proved that Washington has recognized the axis of resistance, which is led by Iran.
“Geneva talks is a sign that the US recognized the axis of resistance, led by Iran, and accordingly it (the US) sat at the negotiating table and reached an agreement over one of the most challenging dossiers of the Middle East,” he said.
The Egyptian analyst further noted that a long-lasting friendship between the White House and its allies in the Middle East is now on the wane, explaining that the US has practically disregarded its allies by agreeing to hold talks with Iran and sign an interim deal in Geneva.
Nafees then pointed to the futile efforts made by the regime of Israel and Saudi Arabia to derail the nuclear talks in Geneva, and said, “I believe the US will move towards implementation of the deal between Iran and the Group 5+1, and the ability of Israel and Saudi Arabia to affect this trend is quite low and limited.”