Peter Koenig — geopolitical analyst and former World Bank economist spoke to Sputnik about the sanctions against Iran and who is profiting from the so called ‘Iranian nuclear threat.’
“I think first of all we all should know that this whole hype of Iran being a nuclear threat to the world it’s a farce, it’s a totally fabricated farce.”
He went on to elaborate that the whole hype started when Iran announced in 2007 that it would launch Iranian oil board that would be like a stock exchange where countries could trade hydro carbons in euros instead of dollars.
“This of course would immediately affect the dollar hegemony of the world and the dollar dominance. It would take a tool away from the United States to sanction or coarse countries into behaving the way they want them to behave,” said Koenig.
According to him the notion regarding Iranian threat was invented to make Iran look bad in the world and what could be better than another weapon of mass destruction which everyone knew had already been invented in Iraq before. “Iran was suddenly a piranha state that was a danger for the world with nuclear weapons.”
“The media also financed by this fraudulent dollar system of course around the world, has convinced most people that this was the case. The mainstream people, those who read mainstream media they all think that Iran has to be subdued and they are not allowed to have nuclear power plants, fuels, their own fortified or enriched uranium.”
“Even though Iran does what it negotiated, US will always find a reason for not losing its strong hold on Iran because they think that Iran is a danger. If Iran is an independent country it will start selling their hydro carbons in another currency than the dollar, this undermines the whole hegemony of the United States and their economy, of their economic pressure around the world,” said Koenig.