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  • Did they lie or did they just bow to Iran?

    04/04/2016 7:55:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/4/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Israel Project's Omri Ceren sent around an email this afternoon reporting that Congress is looking into whether Obama administration officials lied to Congress in their testimony about the Iran deal last summer, or whether they have just totally bowed to Iran. Last week reporters confirmed that the Obama administration has reversed itself on a number of commitments made to Congress during last summer's push to get support for the Iran deal. Specifically the AP confirmed that the administration intends to give Iran indirect access the U.S. financial system and Reuters confirmed that Washington is no longer labeling Iranian...
  • Iran pours concrete into nuclear reactor, expects sanctions relief

    01/15/2016 12:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2016 | By Carol Morello
    <p>Iran removed the core of its plutonium reactor and filled it with concrete Monday, paving the way for economic and financial sanctions to be lifted soon.</p> <p>The work that effectively rendered the reactor at Arak harmless was the last major hurdle for Iran to fulfill its commitments under a landmark deal reached just shy of six months ago in Vienna. The International Atomic Energy Agency must verify that everything was done satisfactorily before U.S. and international sanctions can be lifted. But that is expected to take days, not weeks.</p>
  • The befuddled president without a clue

    01/15/2016 2:23:41 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 Jan, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    Every president is entitled to the confidence of the nation that he means well. That includes Barack Obama, even when he retreats to his other home in a universe far, far away. He just doesn't understand what's going on here on Planet Earth, where the rest of us live. Meaning well is not enough. He seems to understand now, after it was explained to him at some length, that America is indeed the exceptional nation that Abraham Lincoln said it is, but not for the reasons Mr. Obama thinks. "The United States of America is the most powerful nation on...
  • Obama Reneges Again: Fails to Hold Iran Accountable for Ballistic Missile Tests

    01/03/2016 8:39:13 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    If you’re hoping that the New Year ushers in a new, more resolute foreign policy from the Obama White House, you’re out of luck. As the calendar flips to 2016, Obama’s crack team is determined to dither.
  • Obama NSA spied on Netanyahu, GOP congressman to protect Iran nuclear deal

    01/03/2016 8:21:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/03/16 | Herman Cain
    Enemies and friends: Obama promised change. He delivered. Friends are now enemies, and enemies are now friends This is not a sexy or juicy topic for a commentary, but it is a subject an informed reader should know about. Because, you’re not going to hear about it on the nightly news. Many have pointed out, and rightly so, that it’s hardly unheard of in geopolitics for friends to spy on each other. We all know the U.S. and Israel have done this to each other for years, which is why Jonathan Pollard spent so many decades behind bars. But when...
  • The Mullahs Thank Mr. Obama

    01/03/2016 7:43:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    President Obama imagined he could end his second term with an arms-control detente with Iran the way Ronald Reagan did with the Soviet Union. It looks instead that his nuclear deal has inspired Iran toward new military aggression and greater anti-American hostility. The U.S. and United Nations both say Iran is already violating U.N. resolutions that bar Iran from testing ballistic missiles. Iran has conducted two ballistic-missile tests since the nuclear deal was signed in July, most recently in November. The missiles seem capable of delivering nuclear weapons with relatively small design changes. The White House initially downplayed the missile...
  • UN believes Iran worked on developing nuclear weapons

    12/02/2015 5:00:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2015 7:14 PM EST | George Jahn
    Iran did work related to developing nuclear arms in the past, the U.N. atomic agency concluded in a report Wednesday that wraps up a near decade of investigations and opens the way to implementing a landmark deal aimed at reducing any future nuclear threat from Tehran. Iran has consistently denied any interest in nuclear arms or past work on such weapons, and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqhchi told Iranian television that the International Atomic Energy Agency report "confirms the peaceful nature" Iran's nuclear program. But the report contested that view and came down on the side of U.S. allegations,...
  • State Department confirms Obama's Iran deal optional

    12/02/2015 10:11:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration's State Department has confirmed that the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry on instructions from President Obama is a "political" commitment only. And commentators quickly pointed out that means a future president "could repudiate it any time, without violating either domestic or international law." And they note, so, too, could Iran. The confirmation of the legal status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal with Iran and the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union, comes from Julie Frifield, an assistant secretary for legislative affairs in the...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't A Bad Deal After All; It's No Deal

    11/30/2015 9:54:57 AM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies
    Investors.Com ^ | 11/25/2015 06:40 PM ET | IBD Editorial
    Nuclear Charade: The Obama administration admits to Congress that its nuclear pact with Iran has not been signed by the Iranian regime and has no legal force. Obama's "tough diplomacy" is puff diplomacy. The White House's latest updated "Strategy for American Innovation" left one innovation out: diplomatic pacts with other countries that don't have to be signed. Maybe President Obama will say that it saves the taxpayers money, since it eliminates signing ceremonies in lavish locales. Going back to when, as a candidate, he expressed a willingness to talk directly with Iran, then through months of negotiations on its nuclear...
  • Iran bans US consumer goods: minister

    11/05/2015 11:33:59 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/11/15 | yahoo
    Tehran (AFP) - Iran is banning the entry of US consumer goods, the commerce and industry minister said Thursday, as the country prepares for a lifting of economic sanctions. "In order to boost national production, it is necessary... to stop entry of American consumer goods and to prohibit products that symbolise the presence of the United States in the country," Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh wrote on his ministry's
  • MEMRI: No choice for Obama, he will resume talks with Iran

    11/01/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/15 | Hillel Fendel
    The president and founder of MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), Yigal Carmon, says the American media has dangerously refused to notice that Iran has not only not approved the terms of the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action it signed with the P5+1), but that it has no plans to do so. Even President Barack Obama will soon have no choice but to re-open the negotiations with Iran – and will pass the hot potato onto his successor in the White House. Carmon, who founded MEMRI in 1998, served as a counter-terrorism advisor to Prime Ministers Yitzchak Shamir...
  • Iran denies link between negotiator's son and Kerry's daughter

    10/29/2015 5:21:51 PM PDT · by GilGil · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15 | Julian Hattem
    The Iranian government is denying an Internet rumor that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s son was the best man at the wedding of Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter. The denial by the Iranian-controlled Fars News Agency comes hot on the heels of allegations over the weekend on the website of former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) that purported a "frightening" link between the negotiators of the nuclear deal. According to West’s website, Zarif’s son was the best man at the 2009 wedding of Kerry’s daughter Dr. Vanessa Kerry to Dr. Brian Nahed. Nahed is of Iranian descent but was born...
  • AIPAC's Devastating Decision

    10/28/2015 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Democratic Senator Chris Coons from Delaware betrayed his backers and his voters when at the end of the summer, as the Senate returned from recess, he announced that he was supporting President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Coons announced his decision in an address at the University of Delaware. There Coons acknowledged that the deal was terrible for America. He detailed all the ways the deal harms US national security and places US allies, including Israel at grave risk. “Frankly, this is not the agreement I hoped for,” Coons began. “I am troubled,” he explained, “that the parties to...
  • Senior Iranian Neg: On October 19 President Obama Will Announce Lifting Of American Sanctions

    10/18/2015 5:18:10 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/15/15 | MEMRI
    Senior Iranian Negotiators Salehi, Kamalvandi: On October 19 President Obama Will Announce Lifting Of American Sanctions According to senior Iranian negotiators, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and an architect of the nuclear agreement (JCPOA), and Beherouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, on October 19, 2015 President Obama will announce that sanctions will be lifted and not merely suspended, contrary to the July 14, 2015 text of the agreement to which Iran is obligated.[1] If this report proves accurate, it means that President Obama surrendered to the threats and...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Formally Adopted

    10/19/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Felicia Schwartz and Jay Solomon
    The Obama administration began implementing its landmark nuclear agreement with Iran with an eye toward lifting expansive sanctions imposed on Tehran in the past decade. Concerns from opponents of the deal continued to grow, however, as senior administration officials during the weekend played down the importance of a United Nations probe into whether Tehran has attempted to secretly develop the technologies needed to build atomic weapons.The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is committed under the deal to release a report by year-end about the status of Iran’s alleged weaponization work. U.S. officials over the weekend said the...
  • Iran never actually signed JCPOA deal; writes own version

    10/15/2015 2:06:05 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 14 replies ^ | October 15, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    Hold onto your hats folks. If this is correct, it seems the American people have been fed a wholesale lie by the Obama administration and everyone in the mainstream media, because apparently, the Iranian parliament NEVER voted to approve the Obama Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). And all the while Iran still holds four Americans hostage and released a video yesterday of an underground facility where long-range missiles are stored. This is a SHAM. As Breitbart reports, “The Iranian parliament has rejected the formal, legal text of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal, negotiated in July by the U.S., U.K.,...
  • BREAKING: Obama Admin PANICKING After Shocking Video Of Secret Iranian Missile Base Surfaces

    10/16/2015 7:23:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 155 replies
    JewsNews ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | N/A
    Breaking: Just a few hours ago, Iranian state media released a video from Iranian Revolutionary Guard showing a secret underground missile base. The previously unreleased footage features dozens of long range missiles, capable of striking Israel, locked and loaded onto mobile launch vehicles. In the video, Iranian military leaders are seen walking over replicas of the American and Israeli flags placed on the floor at the entrance of the compound. This bold demonstration of Iranian Military power comes less than 24 hours after the Obama administration was forced to admit
  • Obama Orders Steps Towards Lifting Iran Sanctions

    10/18/2015 12:58:16 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/17/15
    President Barack Obama ordered the US government on Sunday to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran, in line with the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran in July. Obama's directive comes 90 days after the UN Security Council endorsed the Iran accord -- formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) -- a milestone referred to as "Adoption Day." "I hereby direct you to take all appropriate additional measures to ensure the prompt and effective implementation of the US commitments set forth in the JCPOA, in accordance with US law," Obama said in a memorandum.
  • Iran nuclear deal takes effect (Obama gives terrorists WMD)

    10/17/2015 7:25:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/15 | Julian Hattem
    The nuclear deal with Iran takes effect on Sunday, setting in motion a series of events that will put President Obama’s diplomatic gamble to the test. Iran is months away from putting in place the limits on its nuclear program that would trigger relief from economic sanctions, and an international inspection regime is only just beginning. Still, Sunday’s "Adoption Day" represents a big moment for the Obama administration; having prevented the deal from dying in Congress, Obama officials must now see whether Iran can deliver. “We are moving now to the implementation stage, and it is essential that we will...
  • Iran Rejects Obama’s Iran Nuke Pact, Writes Own ‘Deal’ To Disarm Israel

    10/15/2015 6:15:26 PM PDT · by · 55 replies ^ | 13 Oct 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    The Iranian parliament has rejected the formal, legal text of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal, negotiated in July by the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Russia, China and the Tehran regime. Instead, the majilis approved their own version of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), creating a situation where the Iranian government simply hasn’t signed on to the accord that Obama and Democratic Senators obligated the United States to uphold. Western media incorrectly reported that the majilis approved the actual text of the JCPOA, according to experts. New York Post columnist Amir Taheri has explained in a series of social...