Iran is a country that has an aggressive foreign policy. They want to promote the Islamic Revolution throughout the world while eliminating western influence.
The Iranians also want to eliminate Israeli state and their influence in the world. This nation is trying to develop nuclear weapons and the world is not happy about it – especially Israel.
Daniel Taub was a former Israeli ambassador to Britain. He served this post when the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that he wanted to wipe out Israel back in 2012; the international community became extremely alarmed. After the former Iranian president made this statement – the world reacted very strongly.
In 2012 the Israeli government and their allies set up sanctions and did everything in their power to legally stop the Iranians from following through with this action. The Israeli nation even went on alert and had prepared for the possibility of war.
The country even forged alliances with some of their Middle Eastern rivals to stop the Iranians.
Taub knew that the Iranians were not going to give up their program. He realized that they would not back down regardless of the sanctions, the possibility of war or the newly formed alliances. He wanted the world to understand this point.
Taub just realized the Iranians were developing their nuclear weapon arsenal because it gives them more leverage in the world.
The Iranians took a more aggressive stance with their weapons development program in the late 80s after the Iran/Iraq War. The Iranians wanted a more updated army that is capable of tackling enemy states and being able to challenge western powers.
All of these reasons are important facts that Taub gives for Iran’s nuclear developmental program. Taub did not believe that the Geneva Deal at the time wouldn’t be an effective deterrent for this situation. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/features/farewell-mr-ambassador-interview-with-daniel-taub-1.67939 and http://rabbisacks.org/rabbi-sacks-conversation-daniel-taub/
In 2018, Taub is no longer the Israeli ambassador to Britain. However, he still continues to operate within the political realm.
His knowledge about politics and the world around him makes him one of the most insightful political commentators in modern times. Ultimately, he does not see the situation in Iran changing. This nation will probably continue to develop its nuclear weapons program.