Reuters lies about the Iran Nuclear Deal

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By Christopher W. Holton

Carefully read the article linked below from Reuters and compare it to the horribly misleading headline.

Here’s the headline:

Iran’s Khamenei conditionally approves nuclear deal with powers

Now read this important passage from the article:

“Any comments suggesting the sanctions structure will remain in place or (new) sanctions will be imposed, at any level and under any pretext, would be (considered by Iran) a violation of the deal,” Khamenei said

Here is the truth that Reuters so desperately tried to conceal from the public. The reality is that there is NO nuclear deal with Iran because the two sides disagree completely on what the so-called “deal” includes:

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is the ONLY power that counts in the Islamic Republic of Iran, announced that Iran will only observe the nuclear deal with the West if it is given blanket immunity on its sponsorship of terrorism and human rights violations. Any sanctions, Khamenei declared, placed on Iran for any reason would violate the agreement and render it null and void.

This is actually encouraging since many US states plan on pushing forward with Iran divestment.

In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, Khamenei wrote, “Any comments suggesting the sanctions structure will remain in place or [new] sanctions will be imposed, at any level and under any pretext, would be a violation of the JCPOA.”  This would include sanctions on Iran for its support for terrorism and human rights violations.

The Obama administration has insisted that the accord would only result in the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions, that other sanctions would remain in place, and that additional sanctions relating to Iran’s support for terror and human rights violations could be imposed on Iran.

This clearly demonstrates that there is in fact NO nuclear deal, no “agreement,” since the two sides can’t even agree on what is in the so-called agreement.

In August, President Obama said, “We will continue to have sanctions in place on Iran’s support for terrorism and violation of human rights.” In a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July, Secretary of State John Kerry assured Congress: “[W]e will not violate the JCPOA if we use our authorities to impose sanctions on Iran for terrorism, human rights, missiles or any other non-nuclear reason.”

What all this boils down to is that the Reuters headline is a lie…

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/21/us-iran-nuclear-khamenei-idUSKCN0SF18720151021

 

 

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As if to Prove it cannot be Trusted, Iran Tests a Ballistic Missile

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By Christopher W. Holton

Iran tested its Emad ballistic missile this weekend in direct violation of UN resolutions prohibiting such activity.

If America had sane, competent leadership, this would immediately kill the horrible Iran nuclear deal, but because we have Barack Obama and John Kerry in charge, Iran’s latest violation of international law will go ignored as usual and America will rush headlong into the worst, most dangerous agreement in our nation’s history.

NOTE: Contrary to what the Reuters article linked below says, the Emad is NOT a precision guided weapon. It is a ballistic missile that the Iranians are attempting to make more accurate.

The Emad is an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) with a range of just over 1500 miles. It has a payload of just under 4,000 pounds. It has nuclear warhead potential, as well as MIRV (multiple warhead) potential, in addition to being a primary testbed for improving the accuracy of Iran’s ballistic missiles.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/11/us-iran-military-missiles-idUSKCN0S505L20151011

 

History Repeats Itself

 

The Fathers of the North Korean Atomic Bomb

The Fathers of the North Korean Atomic Bomb

 

The Fathers of the Iranian Atomic Bomb

The Fathers of the Iranian Atomic Bomb

Peace in our Time: The April Fool’s Accord–John Kerry’s “Finest Hour”?

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It only seems so appropriate. John Kerry’s Iran nuclear negotiations have been extended to April Fool’s Day.

This latest in a series of extensions came after the Iranians once again played Kerry like a Stradivarius by hardening their position and threatening to deny Barack Obama and John Kerry their “Peace in Our Time” photo op.

So after years of one-sided “negotiations,” the crack Obama-Kerry negotiation braintrust grants yet another extension to the world’s foremost state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism over its already designated illegal nuclear program. (That point is important, namely that Iran is enriching uranium in violation of international law and is out of compliance with international nuclear protocols.)

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: John Kerry as Neville Chamberlain

This latest development shows what a dangerous clown show these negotiations are. Time is on the Iranians’ side. They have been playing this game at the negotiating table for years now. Even the French recognize this.

Obama eased sanctions on Iran and what have we received in return? Not a damn thing.

Obama and Kerry seem desperate to talk for the sake of holding talks, as if that accomplishes something. It only accomplishes something for the Iranians. They have benefited materially from these talks.

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There is an old saying that goes something like this: “If they’re talking to you, they aren’t shooting at you.”

That saying isn’t true at all of course.

Just as the Japanese used talks as cover for their planned sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Iranians are using talks as cover for building The Bomb.

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Allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons by any means is a catastrophe. In fact, it’s the biggest national security catastrophe of the post-Cold War world.

Future generations will ask, “How did they ever let it happen?”

The answer will come in the form of two historical villains:

Barack Obama and John Kerry.

Truman National Security Project Shilling for Ayatollahs for Political Purposes

There has seldom been a more shameful example of Leftist useful idiocy than this new story about the Truman National Security Project essentially shilling for Iran.

What it shows is that the Truman National Security Project isn’t about national security at all. It’s all about partisan politics.

Just as further review has shown that the Soviets had thoroughly penetrated and made use of Leftist institutions in the US during the Cold War, it now appears that the Iranians can depend upon the same kind of collaboration from Leftist policy wonks today.

If you’re a member or supporter of the Truman National Security Project you now must face the reality that you have supported the regime in Tehran.

A leading Democratic think-tank has been quietly waging a media war on behalf of the Obama administration’s Iran diplomacy since at least the early summer, according to previously undisclosed documents that accuse congressional skeptics of being un-American warmongers.

Details of the Truman National Security Project’s campaign to sell the public on an Iran deal before it has even been signed comes just a day after the Washington Free Beacon revealed more recent emails from the group enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the White House’s diplomacy with Iran.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/dem-think-tank-secretly-urged-associates-to-brand-iran-critics-as-un-american/?utm_content=buffer72a47&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

Congress Stands Unified Against Obama’s Wrongheaded Iran Policy

Members of the US House of Representatives and US Senate sent letters to President Obama detailing principles for any deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Essentially, the the letters amount to a rejection of Obama’s policy approach to Iran’s nuclear program as it stands now.

The letters are especially significant in that they are signed by an overwhelming bipartisan roster of Congressman and Senators.

In the House, 395 of the 435 members signed and in the Senate 83 members of  100 signed, including 41 Democrats.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/03/19/congress-nearly-unanimous-in-its-dismay-over-obamas-iran-policy/

Perhaps just as significant is who did NOT sign the letter. Rumored GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul refused to sign:

“…if one ever needed evidence that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the odd man out on foreign policy in his party and in the country at large, this is it. He did not sign the Senate letter nor did he sign onto the most recent sanctions legislation; he’s made clear previously he wants to give Obama room to negotiate. That is Hillary Clinton’s position, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s. It is not “Reaganesque” any more than is his interest in a containment strategy. Reagan’s Cold War philosophy was: “We win, they lose.” Rand Paul’s philosophy seems to be: Obama’s got it handled. That puts him in sync with not a single 2016 GOP contender. On the most important national security issue of our time, he’s got it exactly wrong on the president and the mullahs.”

Paul stood with Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Tom Harkin, Patrick Leahy, Carl Levin, Jay Rockefeller and Bernie Sanders in refusing to sign the letter.

 

Two Important Articles from Dr. Andrew Bostom

Few, if any, Americans have a more sober and complete understanding of Islamic doctrine, particularly Shariah and Jihad, than Dr. Andrew Bostom.

Two days ago, he penned two very important and educational articles on the threat from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the willful blindness and denial Westerners and Americans in particular have when it comes to that threat. It is just this willful blindness and denial that has allowed us to sit back and watch for 20+ years as Iran builds nuclear infrastructure and ballistic missiles, all while sponsoring Jihadist terrorism directed at us…

Everyone should read these two articles…

http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2014/03/15/iran-denial-left-and-right-illustrated-simply-and-clearly/

http://pjmedia.com/blog/educating-conservatives-about-modern-shiite-quietists/?singlepage=true