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With on-going tensions in Jerusalem, the announcement of a new warship deal demonstrates continued German support for Israel
After twelve years of interwoven diplomacy and pressure, the Iranian nuclear dispute is entering what could be its final stretch
Demanding that Iran come clean on all military dimensions of its nuclear programme will kill any hope of a negotiated settlement.
Aside from the threat of being attacked, this suggests that there are other reasons why Israel appears so concerned about the possible development of an Iranian nuclear warhead.
Despite initial euphoria at the agreement between the EU3 and Iran, the reaction to the deal quickly exposed some of the political tensions that may eventually prove to be its undoing.
Is the threat of UN-imposed economic sanctions on an oil-dependent country, widely regarded as the most effective way of bringing the nuclear programme to heel, really the only way of meeting the Iranian challenge?