Just days before the launch of a nuclear deal with Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared, “World powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will.” Widespread suspicion that there is a “secret side deal” that will never be made public! Sadly, many – perhaps most – foreign policy experts agree with Iran’s assessment that we have given away the farm.
On January 20, just days from now, an “interim” six-month deal reached between Iran, the Obama administration, and European Union leaders take effect. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokered the deal. President Obama has called it a “great deal.”
The talking points of the deal calls for Iran to freeze or reverse progress at all of their major nuclear facilities and to cease its production of centrifuges. These actions are to be monitored by international officials. In return, Iran will get relief from debilitating sanctions in the range of $7 billion.
Just days before the deal is set to take effect, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his infuriating, taunting tweet that Iran had forced the world community to surrender on the matter. Iran’s chief negotiator also claimed victory…
“No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded…All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue.”
But the fact remains that the Obama administration has only released outlines of the deal while keeping the details completely under wraps.
There are also reports that the Obama administration has a “secret side deal” with Iran that he was working on for six months prior to the start of negotiations. Further, President Obama began secretly easing sanctions well before the deal was even negotiated.
This “interim” Iranian deal is the same agreement that… Prime Minister Netanyahu emphatically decried as a “historic mistake…. Iran gets everything that it wanted at this stage and it pays nothing.”
John Bolton derided the agreement as “abject surrender by the United States.” Senator Marco Rubio said, “This agreement makes a nuclear Iran more likely.” Senator Lindsay Graham said, “This deal doesn’t represent the fact that we are dealing with some of the most thuggish people in the world.” Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a foreign and military affairs expert, called it an “idiotic deal” and concluded, “we’ve abandoned Israel.”
As you might expect, the Israeli view of the deal is quite different than what the White House is telling Americans. The Israelis feel that negotiations with a bully like Iran must be done from a position of strength. They also believe that Iran will ultimately renege on the deal and continue developing their planned nuclear arsenal in any event.
Israel will be their first strike and the United States their second. Kerry recently met with Prime Minister Netanyahu to attempt to reassure him of the United States’ commitment to Israel. This, in spite of the fact that the repugnant deal with Iran was negotiated with no Israeli participation whatsoever!
Iran gets first $500M under Obama nuke deal, Iran has received its first installment of $500 million under the nuclear deal struck with the U.S. and five other nations, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Saturday. The country is set to receive a total of $4.2 billion in frozen assets over the next six months. The deal, which went into effect Jan. 20, also suspends certain sanctions and allows Iran to continue exporting its oil at current levels, for a total of $7 billion.
Source—the hill, julian pecquet, Mathew taver, libery counsel