The likelihood of a nuclear agreement with Iran grows increasingly unlikely, and whose fault is that?

The Jews and the Republicans, according to the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi as reported by Iran's FARS news agency.

It will surprise most Israelis to learn that John Kerry and his team are just  Zionist mouthpieces carrying out orders from Jerusalem , but the Iranian general insisted "What the Americans said in Masqat (Oman) were the Israelis' words."

Jewish money made possible the Republican takeover of the Senate on November 4, which blocked any hope for an agreement, he said. 

Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) have vowed to block any agreement that they consider bad for Israel.  Most Democrats share Republican skepticism about trusting the Iranians to honor any commitments they make, and there is broad bipartisan congressional support for keeping tough sanctions on the Islamic Republic until there is convincing evidence that they are in compliance with their obligations.

"I think that the US officials are indebted to the money (campaign donations) that Zionists spend to bring them to power and cannot, thus, realize what the Islamic Republic of Iran says," Firouzabadi said.

Deadline for an agreement is Monday, November 24, and the President has said there's "40 to 50 percent" chance of success.  An extension is considered likely.