Emad Abshenas, a professor of international relations at Tehran University, said that the U.S. conveyed a message to Iran, saying that it will prevent Israeli attacks on its nuclear facilities only if a favorable outcome is reached in the Vienna nuclear talks. He made these remarks in an interview that aired on Al-Araby TV (Qatar) on June 8, 2021. However, said Abshenas, this was before the recent round of fighting between Palestinians and Israel, and after the "Zionist entity" suffered a "severe blow," such threats are no longer necessary. This is because "everybody knows" that the rockets used by Palestinian factions were manufactured thanks to Iranian technical know-how. He said that the U.S. and Europe are no longer in a position to threaten Iran. For more about Emad Abshenas, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8608, 8581, 8341, 8320, 8211, 8057, and 7939.
Emad Abshenas: "Before the recent Palestinian resistance's war with the Zionist entity, [the Americans] threatened the Iranians, that if they did not reach a [favorable] outcome in Vienna, the Americans would not be able to stop Israel from attacking the Iranian [nuclear] facilities. Today this threat no longer exists. After the recent war, and the severe blow that the Zionist entity suffered by the hands of the Palestinian resistance... Everybody knows that Iran provided the Palestinian resistance with the technical knowledge for the production of these rockets... In fact, the Americans and the Europeans became silent and they no longer threaten Iran, in the negotiations, with an Israeli attack."