Obama Needs Iran for Reelection, Says former EU Advisor (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/28/12)
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President Barack Obama wants world powers to keep talking with Iran
to keep the price of oil from rising and hurting his election
chances, says a former European Union advisor.
"The Americans´ motive for negotiation is keeping the situation calm
to prevent Israel´s unsolicited moves that might upset the electoral
process in the United States," Alastair Crooke, former advisor to EU
Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana, the Iranian government-controlled
Fars News Agency.
Crooke said the U.S. policy of continued talks with Iran is also
aimed at "stopping increasing tensions in the Middle-East resulting
in escalation in oil prices.”
The de facto Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, is running neck-and-
neck with President Obama in pre-election polls.
Fars, regarded as a mouthpiece for the Iranian regime, also quoted a
senior Member of Parliament as stating that President Obama needs an
agreement with Iran to get reelected.
Iran is locked in talks between six world powers, including the
United States, over its unsupervised nuclear program and Tehran’s
demand to enrich high-grade uranium.
"No international consensus will be made for any measure in the next
six months and until the presidential election in the US, and at
present it is the US which is in need of an agreement with Iran and
attempts to lead the western sides to the same path," said Mahdi
A member of the Iranian Parliament´s National Security and Foreign
Policy Commission, he told Fars that the “Zionist lobby” and the
Republican party are trying to destroy the possibility of any
agreement. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/28/12)
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