It is a perplexing time for foreign relations to say the least. America finds itself dropping bombs to support a stalled Iranian-backed Iraqi Army offensive against ISIS in Tikrit. We are providing support to a Sunni Arab nation coalition against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. And yet we’re engaged in nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime — the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world. However, America also removed Iran and Hezbollah from the terrorist list, so this latest revelation should come as no surprise to any of us.As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.”
“U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.”
“Until recently, the Obama administration had maintained that it would guarantee oversight on Tehran’s program well into the future, and that it would take the necessary steps to ensure that oversight would be effective. The issue has now emerged as a key sticking point in the talks.”
So here we are in the final throes of negotiation, and instead of operating from a position of strength, it appears that the Iranians — who are still holding four American hostages — are calling the shots. As Benjamin Netanyahu stated, it appears the American goal is any deal — even if it’s a bad deal — is better than no deal at all.And as we speak, the estimated 10,000 centrifuges are still turning. Because of such actions by the Obama administration, it’s no surprise the Sunni Arab nations feel betrayed and abandoned — although I am supportive of seeing them take a more active role in their security.
The position we should be taking with Iran is one that completely denies their acquisition of nuclear capability. If anything we should reach out and provide them supplemental energy resources if that is the concern — which we know is not.
And we know President Obama has threatened to veto any legislation from Congress for return of sanctions as well as any legislation that requires Congressional approval. As well, President Obama has threatened to go directly to the United Nations for approval in the Security Council for his proposed “deal.”So what does all of this mean — other than placing a dangerous weapon in the hands of a fanatical Islamic theocratic regime?
The Free Beacon writes, “Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities. This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces. “Once again, in the face of Iran’s intransigence, the U.S. is leading an effort to cave even more toward Iran—this time by whitewashing Tehran’s decades of lying about nuclear weapons work and current lack of cooperation with the [International Atomic Energy Agency],” said one Western source briefed on the talks but who was not permitted to speak on record.”We know Israel did indeed spy on these talks with which I have no issue, as I discussed with Stuart Varney on Fox Business News, since we needed someone to provide us with openness and transparency. Through the speech given by Netanyahu at the joint session of Congress, we came to understand some of the specifics of this deal, which doesn’t stop an Iranian nuclear program – in fact, it barely slows it down.
“Instead of ensuring that Iran answers all the outstanding questions about the past and current military dimensions of their nuclear work in order to obtain sanctions relief, the U.S. is now revising down what they need to do,” said the source. “That is a terrible mistake—if we don’t have a baseline to judge their past work, we can’t tell if they are cheating in the future, and if they won’t answer now, before getting rewarded, why would they come clean in the future?” The United States is now willing to let Iran keep many of its most controversial military sites closed to inspectors until international sanctions pressure has been lifted, according to sources. This scenario has been criticized by nuclear experts, including David Albright, founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security.”
It’s very hard to discern what the Obama administration’s objective is in this case. However, one thing is clearly evident — we are about to sign a piece of paper with an enemy that is a clear and present danger to the Middle East region, our best ally in the region — Israel — and the national security of the United States. The consequences and ramifications will be far-reaching and long lasting.