You Do Know There Is No Nuclear Deal, Right?

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John Kerry

After all the hoopla about this great legacy deal by Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, there is no deal. We will release the funds to Iran and pretend we are inspecting their facilities. That’s the deal. The entire circus was entertainment only.

There is no signed, legally binding nuclear deal and based on Iran’s self-inspections and secret inspection deals with the IEAE, all sanctions will be lifted. The EU, Russian, Chinese sanctions will be ended within months.

Iran can get out of it any time they want, including after they collect the $150 billion in sanctions relief.

Rep. Mike Pompeo sent a letter to the State Department asking to see the signed Iran nuclear deal but apparently there is no agreement and it is not “legally binding”. The Ayatollah said he wouldn’t sign it and hasn’t.

Millions were given to Iran and the sanctions are all but gone.

The letter read in part:

“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document.

The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place, as well as Iran’s understanding that we have the capacity to re-impose — and ramp up — our sanctions if Iran does not meet its commitments.

Everything in the JCPOA and its annexes are commitments Iran made, and must keep, to remain in compliance. If Iran breaks these commitments, we can snap back both unilateral and UN sanctions.”

If it’s not legally binding, why in the world would Iran follow through?

There is no possible way to snap back sanctions. The EU is already making deals and Russia announced in May there will be no “snap back”. The hard won sanctions are over. The most we could ever hope for is to begin the building up of sanctions again but by then Iran will have the bomb. The hard-won sanctions on Iran are over.

Rep. Pompeo responded to the State Department. This is a key section.

“For the State Department to try to defend the unsigned and non-binding Iran nuclear agreement by calling it a ‘political commitment’ is about as absurd as the terms of the deal itself,” said Pompeo, who serves on the House Select Committee on Intelligence. “Instead of forging an agreement with Iran that will protect Americans and prevent the world’s largest state sponsor of terror from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the Obama administration caved to Iranian bullies and serial nuclear cheaters. Unsigned, this agreement is nothing more than a press release and just about as enforceable. Further, it fails to address to whom Americans should look to uphold this agreement once the Ayatollah dies, or to whom the Iranians must turn once President Obama passes from the stage. Placing our trust in the ability of these nuclear weapon-driven, radical extremists will not ease tensions, but will only get Americans killed.”

Pompeo continued, “Congress must stand ready, willing, and unified in combating aggression by a regime who continues to view America as the ‘Great Satan’ and has been emboldened by this deal. It is incumbent on this body to remain vigilant and ensure that America’s vital national security interests are not damaged beyond repair by this historic mistake of a deal.”

The Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted the following which demands the removal of all sanctions and his mandate that no new sanctions be put in place.

The full text of the  Iran nuclear deal can be viewed on Scribd and if you go to page 19, you will see that, despite promises the deal is for the long term, it can be ended with about 35 days notice. It’s not a ten year deal because Iran or the U.S. can get out of it in little more than a month but by then, Iran will have their $150 million and will be that much closer to having the bomb and ICBMs fitted with nuclear warheads. The one bit of leverage we had were the sanctions but the EU, Russia and China will remove them within the next three months.

President Hassan Rouhani, who has fooled the US before, in August opposed parliamentary approval because “it will create an obligation for the government. It will mean the president, who has not signed it so far, will have to sign it,” he said, asking, “Why should we place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people?”

Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, warned that if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) doesn’t close its file of past Iranian nuclear violations, Iran will stop complying, according to PressTV, the Iranian’s US propaganda station. If the US complies with all of this, they will still back out when they are ready to break out.

What a deal!

 

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