U.S. President Donald Trump continues to lead the Biblical provocation against Iran. Two situations facing Iran are its economy, which is failing due to Trump reneging on the nuclear deal, and the recent talks between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to provide nuclear enrichment technology to the Saudis.
IRAN’S ECONOMY BREAKING
Foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, “the Five”, met in Vienna last Friday with their Iranian counterpart to discuss an economic plan that could save the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. The proposed deal involves a package of incentives that includes European Investment Bank lending, a special measure to protect EU companies from US sanctions and encouraging EU governments to make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank.
Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia also agreed to enlist the help of other countries in order to save the accord. This push by the five nations risks plowing headlong into a battle between the U.S. and “the Five”, and specifically between Angela Merkel and Donald Trump.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “We definitely want to stick to the nuclear deal, but the final decision will be taken in Tehran”. Zarif indicated that last Friday’s meeting was a step forward, but that Tehran is still undecided on whether to continue upholding the pact.
U.S.-SAUDI ARABIA START NUCLEAR ENRICHMENT TALKS
The U.S. is further provoking Iran by negotiating a uranium enrichment program with Saudi Arabia. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised concerns over a possible deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to build nuclear reactors in the kingdom. Netanyahu asked Trump not to continue with the deal, but the message from Trump and his team was that if the U.S. doesn’t sell the Saudis nuclear reactors other countries like Russia or France will.
Israel presented the Trump administration with its red lines regarding the deal being finalized for the sale of nuclear reactors from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia. Netanyahu was given no final answer by Trump on the nuclear deal with the Saudis but further talks will take place between senior White House officials and the Saudis.
Netanyahu spoke briefly about the U.S.-Saudi talks saying, “I was asked in Washington what is Israel’s position on the requests of countries to enrich uranium. Countries in the Middle East. And I said, ‘Why is it that they want to enrich uranium?’ And they said that the reason that they’re asking to enrich uranium is because Iran has received the right to enrich uranium under the dubious nuclear agreement. The best way to prevent the nuclearization of the Middle East is to either fully fix the Iran deal, or fully nix it. This is the only way to prevent the inevitable spread of nuclear technology and nuclear weapons into the Middle East”.
ISRAEL STRIKES IRAN’S T4 BASE AGAIN
Israel weighs heavily on Iran, as well, adding to Trump’s provocation by continuing to attack its T4 military base in Syria overnight.
Reports in Syria say an airstrike hit the site of a known Iranian airbase in Syria’s Homs region. Israel was blamed for the attack. However, the attacks reportedly originated from Jordan. The planes flew at low altitude to avoid detection while passing through the al-Tanaf area where U.S. forces have a base.
According to the official Syrian news agency SANA, Syrian air defenses were activated. Syria’s state media said that military air defenses thwarted the act of “aggression.” An army officer in the southern Syrian desert said the air defense system shot down missiles coming from south of the Tanaf region toward the air base. Reports said that around six missiles hit near the base, causing damage, but added that no one was hurt or killed.
The two main reasons a nation goes to war are economics and military attacks. The Iranian 4+1 Coalition could be triggered to attack Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia and any other nations Iran believes are involved in the continued provocation by the U.S.-Saudi Coalition.
Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south [Saudi Arabia backed by the U.S.] push at him: and the king of the north [Iran’s Coalition backed by Russia] shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
All out war is coming. The only question left is how long will it take to begin?