So, the Great Powers have made a deal with Iran. The UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, and the US have concluded a deal with Iran that lifts sanctions very soon, provides them with access to $150 billion in frozen assets, allows them to buy conventional weapons from Russia and China, and leaves one-third of the known nuclear enrichment centrifuges in place and requires them to ship 98% of their known plutonium out of the country. It has an inspection regimen… that allows for inspections of known nuclear sites with twenty-four days’ notice. But what about the sites they haven’t admitted to, the centrifuges that the West hasn’t already found and the plutonium that we don’t already know about? Exactly. Who knows? Here’s some of what we do know:
- National Security Adviser Susan Rice admitted to Wolf Blizter of CNN that Iran could use some of that $150 billion to fund military and terrorist activities.
- President Obama admitted that Iran funds Hizballah and Hamas/Palestinian-Gaza which both point missiles at U. S. ally Israel. Gaza has launched thousands of missiles from Palestinian neighborhoods into Israeli cities.
- Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that Iran is the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism.
- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Martin Dempsey, stated that his military advice to the President was to keep the sanctions against Iran in place as long as possible.
- The UN’s nuclear watchdog agency, IAEA, says that Iran lies and blocks inspectors’ access to nuclear sites.
So, why would we trust Iran to keep to the terms of the deal? Why would we make a deal that could allow them to spend more money on terrorism? I don’t know. It’s a terrible deal for Israel and a terrible deal for US national security. But if we have any chance of scuttling this deal before the UN Security Council makes it a Security Council Resolution we all need to contact our Senators now and tell them to stop it. Senate.gov has email contacts for all U.S. Senators.
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