News ID: 264520
Published: 0433 GMT January 18, 2020

Hostile anti-Iran US policy serving Israel lobby: Analyst

Hostile anti-Iran US policy serving Israel lobby: Analyst

An American writer and former professor has warned against a broad bipartisan hatred towards Iran in Washington, citing its roots in the Israel lobby.

The problem with American politics right now is that there is this broad anti-Iran consensus across the entire spectrum of US politics ranging from Republicans to Democrats and Liberals, said E Michael Jones, the current editor of Culture Wars magazine, Presstv Reported.

The entire spectrum of politicians in Washington from Donald Trump on the right, all the way to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) on the left, consider Iran as the enemy, Jones said on Saturday in an interview with Press TV. 

Jones insisted, however, that "Iran is not the enemy of the American people, Iran is the enemy of the Israel lobby."

The former professor previously noted that the anti-Iran policy advocated by the Israel lobby addressed a wide spectrum of US politicians"for the benefit of Israel."

Jones noted, however, that the anti-Iran sentiments spread by the Israel lobby did not benefit Americans.

"The American people have no benefit whatsoever from this war and they’re not buying it,” Jones noted.

Jones cited Sanders recommendation at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential primary debate for a return to diplomatic means as the right way for Washington to de-escalate recent tensions with Tehran.

Sanders said he fears Trump could "drag" the US into a war with Iran that would be worse than the Iraq War.

"What we have to face as a nation is that the two great foreign policy disasters of our lifetimes were the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. Both of those wars were based on lies," Sanders noted.

"And right now, what I fear very much is we have a president who is lying again and could drag us into a war that is even worse than the war in Iraq," Sander said, pointing out,"We have to return to the path of diplomacy."

In the meantime, experts believe that hostile US policy towards the Islamic Republic during the Trump presidency, particularly US exit from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as well as Trump's cowardly decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, has disgraced the US.

 
 
   
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