To many in the Middle East and around the world, Iran remains a very imminent threat. Chief among the nations that consider Iran a threat is Israel. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/features/farewell-mr-ambassador-interview-with-daniel-taub-1.67939 and http://www.embassymagazine.com/biog/biog_countries/biog_emb37_israel.html
So much so that Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, wishes to form new alliances in the Middle East between Israel and their former antagonists to confront the bigger threat, that is Iran.
Reaching out to former enemies.
In addition to speaking with traditional allies of Israel, the ambassador, Daniel Taub, seeks to have discussions with countries that are not traditionally on the side of Israel, including Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim states.
Mr. Taub figures if other states also view a nuclear Iran as a threat they will be more willing to form a coalition in order to find a way to solve this looming issue. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn
According to him, “There are many countries that look on these issues and it’s a reminder that if we could rise above some of our immediate differences in paradigms, we actually have an awful lot in common.
Many of our most fundamental strategic concerns are actually aligned, and of course we will be interested in trying to deepen relationships on that basis.”
According to Daniel Taub, Iran cannot be trusted.
Even though the sponsors of the Geneva deal with Iran consider it a great success, and the most progress the group has made since 1979, ambassador Daniel Taub still believes that it is not enough.
Israel does not accept that any of the commitments Iran has made in the nuclear deal stand up to any significant scrutiny nor make any headway in convincing Israel that Iran has no malevolent intent with their nuclear program.
Israel believes the Iran has been deceitful in the description of their nuclear program and they have not made any significant changes toward dismantling it. Daniel Taub believes that the deal will not stop Iran from making the nuclear bomb and being a threat to the larger Middle East.
A more reasoned approach.
Whereas many of his fellow colleagues responded to the deal with anger, Daniel Taub has chosen to take a more analytical approach.
He is more concerned with the uranium enrichment percentage of Iran centrifuges, as well as the new election of current president Hassan Rouhani.
He believes that since Rouhani is more level headed in demeanor than Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the powers in charge of the deal were willing to work with him. Taub considers this a mistake.