While some may assert that the Iranian nuke deal is an opportunity, it would be best not to forget that the terrorist organization with the highest American body-count prior to 9/11 was Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy.
The Iranian Nuke Deal Celebration
dear7655 · 4 years ago
Western supporters of the Iran nuclear deal will say that apparent opposition from Iranian hardliners is just bluster to pander to their supporters. There may indeed be multiple Iranian political factions that fight and compete with each other for power, some more radical and others perceived to be more "moderate," but the hardliners are still powerful and they still get a say or "vote" in the matter.
And opposition and contradictory information from the Iranian government isn't just coming from the Revolutionary Guards Corps and other "relative" hardliners. Opposition and contradictory information on the nuclear deal is also coming from the Iranian Foreign Ministry, which led the Iranian delegation at the negotiation talks. The Iranian Foreign Minister is the "moderate" and U.S.-educated Mohammad Javad Zarif, who developed a reputation at the negotiations for yelling at Kerry (who I think just sat there and took it).
The Iranian Foreign Ministry claims that the nuclear deal and resulting U.N. Security Council Resolution don't actually cover Iran's ballistic missile program, because “Iran’s military capacities, especially ballistic missiles, are strictly defensive and, as they have not been conceived to carry nuclear weapons, they are outside the scope and competence of the Security Council resolution." The nuclear deal specifically says that "Iran is barred from developing ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead." The Iranian Foreign Ministry also said, in reference to mandated IAEA inspections of alleged Iranian military nuclear sites, that "since there has never been nuclear activity at any military site, Iran is certain there will not be any request to inspect such sites."
France had been one of the staunchest opponents of a proposed Iran nuclear deal, certainly the only stanch opponent of a deal among the P5+1 powers. But France has surrendered now, or at least it SEEMS that way. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that "It is a balanced deal that means Iran won't get an atomic bomb." But I'm not sure at all that he really believes that. A few months ago, The article from March below here said that Fabius hated Obama and Kerry because of how they were approaching the Iran nuclear talks. The article also said that Fabius was counting on the U.S. Congress to stop the Iran nuclear deal.
BMO7 · 4 years ago
dear7655 YankeePapa Totally nothing like how WW2 started up:
"Germany is only rebuilding it's police force with all those weapons, certainly nothing to worry about... Oh Germany doesn't want all of Europe, they're just annexing Austria is all... Oh don't you worry, Germany will stop with Poland, they have no interest in Russia, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark..."
"We don't need to worry about Iran piling up weapons, they're only gonna purchase them to help out in Iraq is all... Iran has no interest in Iraq or anything, they're just there to help out... right? Iran totally gets along great with Israel and Saudi Arabia, they're all kindred spirits, just like in the good old days of the Persian empire, right?"
bandanana · 4 years ago
Iran only negotiated to see what they could get....they had absolutely NOTHING to lose...and as they stated recently..."America is still our enemy...nothing has changed..."
dear7655 · 4 years ago
YankeePapa Too many "statesmen" unfortunately believe that peace can be established just by "jaw-jawing" with enemies.
YankeePapa · 4 years ago
"...I believe... peace in our time!..."
...Neville Chamberlain's great pre-war joke...
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