A resposta do Irão
Hasan Bleibel, «Al-Mustakbal»
Representantes do governo americano e da UE afirmaram ao New York Times que o Irão rejeitou o acordo internacional negociado na semana passada, que envolvia o envio do urânio iraniano para ser enriquecido em outros países, como a Rússia e a França. Este facto acontece depois do Presidente Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ter elogiado o espírito de cooperação da comunidade internacional sobre o tema nuclear iraniano. Agora os negociadores dizem que o Irão rejeita o ponto principal do acordo, o envio do urânio para o estrangeiro. Ponto que não será apenas o principal mas sim o próprio acordo.
Bob Gorrell, «Creators Syndicate Inc.»
Na Time, Andrew Lee Butters escreve que a resposta do Irão — que seria esperada — cria um impasse difícil de ultrapassar e que o grande vencedor do acordo de Viena poderá ser Israel, que sempre se mostrou céptico sobre este acordo ou sobre as intenções do Irão:
[…] The Obama Administration had hoped the deal would buy more time for its engagement strategy, particularly with Israel threatening to launch a military attack if diplomatic measures failed to stop Iran’s enrichment program in the near future. Iran’s reported response could be a significant setback, forcing the Administration to either seek new sanctions or to redouble its diplomatic efforts to forge cooperation on the nuclear question and other regional issues.
The biggest winner if the Vienna agreement collapses could be Israel, whose leaders had been publicly skeptical of the deal for its failure to address the question of ongoing Iranian enrichment. Israeli leaders also feared that a deal offering cooperation and further safeguards but not removing from Iran the capability to build a bomb would leave Israel’s more hardline position internationally isolated. Israeli military officials heaped scorn on Iran’s counter-proposal. “We hope Obama won’t play the village idiot and accept,” a senior Israeli military source told TIME. “This is bazaar bargaining at its best. It takes the essence out of the ability to control and supervise Iranian enriched uranium.” But Iran’s negative response may have reassured the Israelis. After a week in which his Defense Minister had questioned the deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday called it a “positive first step” — which, of course, Iran appears unwilling to take.