On November 24, 2013, shortly after 4 am the Geneva accord was signed with the hopes they would help assuage Iran’s nuclear ambitions and ease tension in the region.
According to Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, this is anything but the case. As a result, new alliances previously thought unthinkable might form between the Jewish-State, the Gulf States, and Saudi Arabia as the perceived threat Iran poses in the region, despite the accord, grow.
Many countries in the region agree that beyond what makes them different, they have much in common. Many of their concerns remain aligned at this point, and this has the potential to deepen their relationships.
Certain parties involved are now forced to make choices they otherwise would not have considered and therefore create more opportunities to forge these new relations. With Israel, they now have a way to get some of the things they want. These nations are forward thinking, and all want to develop prosperity in the region.
Even with the deal that was signed Sunday, Israel still sees a partnership with the West, who sees the latest deals as proof that diplomacy is possible in the modern age, as beneficial. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://rabbisacks.org/rabbi-sacks-conversation-daniel-taub/ and http://www.parashadiplomatit.co.il/
The deal will result in several sanctions against Iran eased, and in return, the state has committed to specific stipulations in their enrichment of uranium and allowed for more access to the nation by UN inspectors.
The Geneva accords at this point are the first step in a journey that has not been easy, but at the end of the tunnel, there seems to be hope for the whole world regarding its safety against nuclear proliferation. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub | LinkedIn
Israel, on the other hand, does not accept the idea that Iran will stick with the agreement. They believe in hindsight Iran will still be able to acquire bombs and their progress not slowed.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub attended the University College Oxford, London and Harvard University. In 1989 he moved to Israel where he served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat medic.
He later also held a position in their international law division before a short stint as a speechwriter and finally Israeli foreign minister in 1991. Daniel Tabu has also admitted that his career was not planned out and just happened the way it did. Though being curious has led him to find great success mainly as a diplomat.