April 09, 2015

Iran won't endorse nuke deal

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

The Obama administration has been heralding the deal brokered with Iran and other world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program but Iran's top leader isn't ready to give it the thumbs up yet.

The Associated Press reports that the real leadership in Iran is holding off on approving the deal.

In what appears to be a bargaining tactic, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says in remarks published Thursday on his official website that he "is neither for nor against" the deal, which is to be finalized by June 30.

Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, says there "is no binding" agreement yet.

The deal, much lauded by the Obama administration, has been denounced by Israel and criticized by Republicans.

In what can only be described as faint praise for the deal, the Harper government said all diplomatic efforts must be made to stop Iran from getting the bomb but then issued a stern warning not to trust Iran.


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commented 2015-04-09 23:04:37 -0400
Philip Brown: In your final sentence, you mentioned that Obama cannot comprehend the evil he’s attempting to negotiate with. That’s because, unlike you and me, he doesn’t believe in Evil. Few in the Western World do. Israel, whom Obama cannot tolerate, apparently, does — and deals with it daily. This is why I marvel with incredulity at Obama’s actions. Either they are supremely naive (which I’m not sure I believe), or he’s got an agenda that’s even more destructive, and to more than just his own country.

I used to marginalize Americans who appeared to be conspiracy theorists and paranoids when they called Obama the “Antichrist”. No longer. While I AM certain he’s not THE Antichrist, he’s certainly acting LIKE one…
commented 2015-04-09 15:37:44 -0400
Sorry, on my last comment I forgot to add the source, which was, Steve Emerson, Director of “The Investigative Report on Terrorism”
commented 2015-04-09 14:50:16 -0400
The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is set to refill Iran’s coffers and enable the Islamic Republic to invest considerable treasure in its regional network of terrorist and guerilla proxies.

The deal between Tehran and the P5+1 countries, which must be finalized by June 30, has generated intense debate over whether it goes far enough to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Yet, aside from these controversies, its short-term impact on the Middle East looks bleak.

Promised relief from crippling economic sanctions will soon place Iran in a far better position to finance its extensive list of clients and activate them to subvert, destabilize, and spread conflict and mayhem across the region.

They include the Shi’ite Lebanese organization Hizballah – the most highly armed terrorist entity in the world, active in the Syrian civil war – the Shi’ite Houthi forces currently seizing and destabilizing Yemen, a plethora of militant Shi’ite militias in Iraq, the Islamic Jihad terror group in Gaza and the West Bank, and Hamas, with which Iran has recently mended relations. Iran has begun sending Hamas, which rules over Gaza, tens of millions of dollars for its combat tunnel reconstruction and rocket manufacturing programs. The Iranian investment in Gaza’s Islamist war capabilities will only rise after sanctions are lifted.

Iran will also be able to use the money to boost its partners, who are increasingly reliant on its aid, and which are subject to Iranian directives. Iranian regional partners include the Assad regime in Syria, which has killed enormous numbers of innocent civilians in the country’s civil war, and the Shi’ite Iraqi government, dependent on Iranian support in the war against the Islamic State.

Once international sanctions are lifted, Iran stands to secure over $100 billion in unfrozen funds in foreign exchange assets around the world. Soon afterwards, international companies are expected to rush into Iran to invest, and oil sales will resume, generating huge new revenue sources.

The Islamic Republic will, without question, siphon off a part of that money to its various tentacles abroad, providing them with cash, training, and array of weapons, such as guided rockets and missiles for Hizballah, firearms and projectile capabilities to militias in Iraq and Yemen, and missiles for the Assad regime in Syria.

Iran continued this activity despite the sanctions in recent years, so it stands to reason that it will accelerate dramatically if Tehran finds itself flush with cash.

“A stronger and wealthier Iran, in the coming phase, will be able to stand by its allies, and especially the Palestinian resistance, more than at any other time in history.” — Hassan Nasrallah The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is set to refill Iran’s coffers and enable the Islamic Republic to invest considerable treasure in its regional network of terrorist and guerilla proxies.

The deal between Tehran and the P5+1 countries, which must be finalized by June 30, has generated intense debate over whether it goes far enough to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Yet, aside from these controversies, its short-term impact on the Middle East looks bleak.

Promised relief from crippling economic sanctions will soon place Iran in a far better position to finance its extensive list of clients and activate them to subvert, destabilize, and spread conflict and mayhem across the region.

They include the Shi’ite Lebanese organization Hizballah – the most highly armed terrorist entity in the world, active in the Syrian civil war – the Shi’ite Houthi forces currently seizing and destabilizing Yemen, a plethora of militant Shi’ite militias in Iraq, the Islamic Jihad terror group in Gaza and the West Bank, and Hamas, with which Iran has recently mended relations. Iran has begun sending Hamas, which rules over Gaza, tens of millions of dollars for its combat tunnel reconstruction and rocket manufacturing programs. The Iranian investment in Gaza’s Islamist war capabilities will only rise after sanctions are lifted.

Iran will also be able to use the money to boost its partners, who are increasingly reliant on its aid, and which are subject to Iranian directives. Iranian regional partners include the Assad regime in Syria, which has killed enormous numbers of innocent civilians in the country’s civil war, and the Shi’ite Iraqi government, dependent on Iranian support in the war against the Islamic State.

Once international sanctions are lifted, Iran stands to secure over $100 billion in unfrozen funds in foreign exchange assets around the world. Soon afterwards, international companies are expected to rush into Iran to invest, and oil sales will resume, generating huge new revenue sources.

The Islamic Republic will, without question, siphon off a part of that money to its various tentacles abroad, providing them with cash, training, and array of weapons, such as guided rockets and missiles for Hizballah, firearms and projectile capabilities to militias in Iraq and Yemen, and missiles for the Assad regime in Syria.

Iran continued this activity despite the sanctions in recent years, so it stands to reason that it will accelerate dramatically if Tehran finds itself flush with cash.

“A stronger and wealthier Iran, in the coming phase, will be able to stand by its allies, and especially the Palestinian resistance, more than at any other time in history.” — Hassan Nasrallah
commented 2015-04-09 14:26:09 -0400
Israel will never allow any of this to happen. I am a Christian “Thank God for Israel”. The only Nukes Iran will get are the ones that are launched at them. If this causes WW3 then so be it, WW3 would be no worse than a world controlled by the Dogma of Islam.
commented 2015-04-09 14:04:21 -0400
Another “Yemen success” for the Obamanation.
commented 2015-04-09 13:28:58 -0400
Useless words by dictators. Muslim terrorists enabled by a Muslim western leader to slaughter the blind fools in the Liberal West. War will sort out the Muslims…yet how few there will be to sort out the Liberal sympathizers.
commented 2015-04-09 13:06:27 -0400
Reading the posts below I see few people verify anything for themselves. They prefer to think that the hunting dog ahead of them has a better nose and will blindly follow the rectal orifice ahead of them. So please, let’s establish a few verifiable facts. The P5+1 is a UN sponsored agreement. P5 being the 5 permanent members of the security council; the 1 being Iran. It is NOT a treaty. It has to be agreed to by the UN and not just the US or Israel.
Iran is a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty – meaning it’s facilities are inspected by UN officials and must meet other conditions including not making nuclear bombs. Iran has NOT failed any inspections and no nuclear bomb grade components have been found. Please verify these facts for yourselves.
Israel is NOT a signatory to this treaty and has nuclear weapons including a hydrogen bomb. Israel has been caught trying to sell a nuclear bomb to South Africa and has bombed Iran’s nuclear electrical facility on the pretext that they were just months away from having a nuclear weapon – that was 20 years ago. Because of this bombing Iran built a facility deep underground for protection with the knowledge and approval of the UN. It was not for hiding making bombs.
We should now all be starting from the same point based on real facts and not made up facts or wished for facts.
Now the speculation: we know for a fact that the translation company Israel used to translate the blow Israel off the face of the earth speech was an intentional misrepresentation of what was really said – that Israel will blow itself off the face of the earth. Tell a big lie often enough and people will believe it.
Israel does not like competition and is looking to start a war with anyone be it Lebanon, Syria or Iran and will use the corporate media to do so. This requires demonizing the governments in these countries.
Why is Obummer involved? He’s the seasoned liar that will tell us what is really not in the agreement and how Iran failed to live up to the agreement based on these non-conditions and we the sheeple will again go along with his lies and say “bomb the bastards!” and WW3 will officially be on its way.
Simple as that.
commented 2015-04-09 12:09:02 -0400
Did anyone really expect the Community Organizer and the Pretend Vietnam hero to produce anything of value here?
The Iranians are getting some of their money, the enrichment programs will continue and likely many of the so-called “Sanctions” will disappear . . . The world will continue to be less safe as the major sponsor of Terror gets even stronger down the road.
Thanks to what many believe is the Most Incompetent Pres in the history of the USA !
commented 2015-04-09 12:04:06 -0400
I keep bringing up the “Peace in our time” fallacy promoted by Neville Chamberlain in 1939. Hitler was not interested in peace either. He was interested in conquest and suppression. The Ayatollah is part of an extremist element of Islam that in its various manifestations, whether Iran’s autocracy, ISIL, Al Qaeda, or Al Shabab, is out to destroy western civilization and return the planet to 600 AD. Obumbles is so blinded by his ideology he cannot comprehend the evil he is attempting to negotiate with.
commented 2015-04-09 10:59:26 -0400
Anonymous- I respect what your wrote, however, not a single word on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and their genocidal proclamations against Jews and Infidels. One Iranian nuclear missile pointed toward Tel Aviv……think about that. I do not expect an answer. Cheers.
commented 2015-04-09 10:43:52 -0400
The whole thing is a big sham. Iran has absolutely no intention of living up to any nuclear agreement. They have one goal in mind and that is to secure nuclear weapons so they can destroy Isreal. Anyone who believes you can trust Iran is as Naieve as Obama.
commented 2015-04-09 10:21:58 -0400
Milan you mention pipeline, US doesn’t even need it any longer …North America’s pipeline network has quietly grown by tens of thousands of miles. America’s liquid pipeline network totals more than 190,000 miles. (can’t attach map). Ironically, just a couple hundred miles from the proposed Keystone XL path, another pipeline recently began transporting crude at a rate of 84,000 barrels per day (bpd). It connects North Dakota’s sprawling Bakken field to an oil hub in Wyoming. And that’s just one example of a new crude pipeline coming online. During the last decade, our nation’s liquid pipeline network has grown by 25%. And since 2012 alone, we’ve added more than 3.3 million bpd of capacity. That’s more than five times the carrying capacity of the proposed Keystone XL. The funny thing is… North America’s pipeline build-out is going virtually unnoticed by those waging war over the Keystone. And many of the numerous pipelines being approved and built are carrying the same Canadian tar sands crude the Keystone XL would have carried. It’s just traveling different routes. But while environmental groups have challenged only a handful of pipeline projects aside from the Keystone XL, most have gone through without a hitch. Why? The regulatory and permitting process for pipelines that don’t cross international borders is relatively quick and smooth. It’s when you cross into Canada that things get tricky…source Oxford Club
commented 2015-04-09 10:16:11 -0400
Ezra said it best a few months ago: Obama is more concerned about a Canadian pipeline than he is about an openly genocidal regime like Iran having a nuclear weapon.
Barack Obama: The biggest failure of a president in modern times.
commented 2015-04-09 09:32:26 -0400
Obama is becoming increasingly irrelevant. No one believes or trusts him. Mind you, not only is he brokering a deal with Iran that can see them go nuclear, he is also selling arms to Saudi Arabia. And given Pakistan is already a nuclear power, ready to sell nukes to the Saudis even sooner than Iran gets them, the middle east could get very hot very fast.

Hopefully Israel is on top of this. Hopefully Russia, China and Europe also recognize it’s not in their best interests either. And hopefully they figure out a way to neuter any deal the Ayatollah makes with President Obama.
commented 2015-04-09 09:27:35 -0400
This ‘agreement’ has nothing to do with keeping Iran from getting the bomb, or bringing peace to the middle east, or ensuring Israel’s safety, or stopping Iran from sponsoring international terrorism, or protecting the American mainland from terrorist assault. Anybody with half a brain and the ability to read can clearly see that this alleged agreement is a sham, a capitulation of the size that hasn’t been seen since Chamberlain returned from Berlin.

So what is it all about? This alleged agreement is all about providing Obama some kind of legacy to rescue his administration, in the eyes of history, from what has been seven years of complete failure. And then there is that silly fool Kerry. He fought in Vietnam you know . . … . .. .
commented 2015-04-09 09:23:52 -0400
Obama = Naive in global politics = Dangerous
Obama = Thoroughly Incompetent (consistently makes the wrong decisions)
Obama = Narcissist who doesn’t realize that he’s wrong most of the time.
Hey, Obama (you’re a Jihadist Shit Head), It ain’t gonna happen !!!!
commented 2015-04-09 09:04:42 -0400
Mark Bozel, It isn’t just semantics. Words matter. When you use the word “negotiation” , nothing in this current affair makes any logical sense. But if you supplant the word “collaboration” for “negotiation” ,I think it all starts to make total and logical sense.
commented 2015-04-09 08:33:00 -0400
Iran is looking out for itself. It’s laughable that “The Great Satan”, as Iran and much of the Muslim world views the US, is negotiating with Iran at all… like Iran is going to negotiate honorably? Iran has repeatedly said that it wants to destroy both the US AND Israel, and will stop at nothing to accomplish this. Why is Obama negotiating in the first place? Trying to “appeal to their better natures”, or some such rubbish? Heck, even Saudi Arabia has done what they can to stymie the Iranians, because they don’t want a nuclear Iran! Israel is in the think of this, and sees more clearly than the Western World does — perhaps Obama should take a few notes from this? But Obama has his own agenda; we all know this. What his motivation is, we can only speculate, but the results speak for themselves…
commented 2015-04-09 07:52:16 -0400
If if is “… much lauded by the Obama administration, has been denounced by Israel and criticized by Republicans” then it is probably good for Iran. Is Khamenei hoping for a better deal? It doesn’t matter anyway, Iran does whatever it wants anyway.