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Our president is partnering with Iran, a state that sponsors terrorism, in a half-hearted attempt to defeat ISIS. Who knows what intel he’s sharing with them. His policies towards Iran are dangerously delusional and it doesn’t start or end with this partnership.
He is actually considering opening another embassy in Tehran though nothing has changed in Iran’s leadership since they kidnapped our embassy workers in 1979.
Obama said this and more to National Public Radio (NPR) in an interview which is posted on the NPR website. He said he wants Tehran to agree to a comprehensive deal restricting its controversial nuclear program.
If he lifts the sanctions that have crippled them, he said, Iran has the potential to become a “very successful regional power”. “There’s incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of Iran,” he said, “and it would be a very successful regional power that was also abiding by international norms and international rules – and that would be good for everybody.”
Sure they do – they could get the bomb and start blowing our allies and us off the map, sell weapons to our enemies, and they will most certainly keep us on our knees.
Obama said that the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran are an opportunity for the Islamic Republic to “get right with the world.”
There is absolutely no reason to believe they would want to “get right with the world.”
Mr. Obama is confidant there will be a nuclear deal that will “limit” their nuclear program and allow them to be “reintegrated” into the international community.
He said the difference between Cuba and Iran is that Cuba is small and posed no major threat to the US, while Iran is large, had sponsored terrorism and had sought nuclear capabilities.
Had sponsored terrorism? Had sought nuclear capabilities?
He is under the impression that he’s made progress with the Iran negotiations – and that’s questionable – and it’s because of his leadership and his unity with Russia and China.
“I mean, there’s a reason why we’ve been able to get this far in the negotiations. We mobilized the international community at the start of my presidency — a classic example of American leadership. The sanctions worked because we didn’t just get our usual allies’ support of this; we got China in support of it; we have Russia that still is supportive of the position that the P5+1 has taken in negotiations.”
“So, when I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver’s seat. Now the world’s united because of the actions we’ve taken, and Iran’s the one that’s isolated.”
That’s a joke, right?
This was the same interview by the way in which he said the United States is “less racially divided” since he became president.
During the interview, he said he wants the toxic politics to improve but has also said if Congress doesn’t agree to his proposals, he will take out his pen and phone.
Check out what Iran’s Supreme Leader said this past July: Israel should be destroyed by referendum – it’s the only solution for “this barbaric and wolfish regime”. Until this regime is destroyed, he said, the only solution is “armed resistance”. He wants to arm the West Bank and Gaza. Allah Akbar!
These are the people Mr. Obama wants to become a threshold nuclear state.