Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Obama Attempts To Spin Iran Deal’s Obvious Failure As Trump’s Fault

Iran’s leaders are aware that once Donald Trump is in office, the Iran deal is most likely going to be altered or dismantled. So why not thumb their noses at the United States?
Well, that didn’t take long. On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the development of nuclear-powered propulsion systems for Iranian ships, pushing the limits of the Iran deal that went into effect in January.
Rouhani’s decision is supposedly in response to Congress passing legislation that gives the president the power to sanction Iran for the next ten years. The act, which had bipartisan support, lets the president penalize Iran for any terrorism or human rights infractions, as well as for violating the nuclear deal.
But Iran says the legislation violates the deal. The Islamic Republic is feigning surprise that the United States doesn’t completely trust them to uphold their end of the bargain. But anyone who’s been paying attention knows this was always Iran’s intention. So, the question is: will President Obama shift the blame and write this off as Donald Trump’s fault?
The White House says that Iran’s move in no way violates the nuclear deal. To say otherwise would be to admit that their flimsy deal was over before it began—although not before it legitimized Iran in the international community and helped steer it back toward hegemony in the Middle East. But technically the Obama administration is right. Iran could, in theory, construct nuclear-powered vessels that use a uranium grade below the 3.67 percent maximum to which the deal restricts them.
Read the rest of this op-ed from The Federalist HERE.

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