The United States of America has had a major investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 20th Century, from ousting Mossadegh in 1953 to place a new Shah on the throne to watching the embassy fall in 1979. Many people worry that Iran is going to develop nuclear weapons regardless and use them on Israel and maybe elsewhere.
DePetris is a Middle East analyst for Wikistrat, Inc, a geopolitical risk consultancy, and an independent foreign policy consultant. The House measures could come up in the Senate next week, but would face a filibuster by Senate Democrats and September 17 – the date slated for the close of congressional review of the deal – is less than a week away.
Under current policy, taxpayers can’t receive foreign tax credits for business done within the country and shareholders are taxed for any income earned there. It legitimizes Iran as a threshold nuclear state with an industrial enrichment capability, unshackles the regime in its long-held pursuit of conventional military power, and gives billions of dollars to the number-one state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
Six world powers agreed in July to lift sanctions in return for Iran accepting long-term curbs on a nuclear program that the West suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb.
To prevent further damage, it would be best to not attempt to shake hands with a nation who seeks to cut it off the moment we extend our arm. We must be vigilant and watchful regarding the goals and the intentions of the new administration in Iran as it addresses its newfound domestic and global responsibilities. The side agreement between Iran and United Nations inspectors – which contains significant inspection and verification provisions vital to the success of Obama’s deal – remains secret.
I joined the United States Marine Corps after 9/11 because I wanted to do my part in the war against terror.
Some have suggested that the US should ratchet up sanctions on Iran, turning the screws to demand a better deal than the JCPOA.
“Republicans in the meantime, many are saying, ‘Oh, I would let this deal stand. I would see if they’re cheating”.
More money flowing into Tehran, following the lifting of the sanctions, will not necessarily translate into more wealth for the Iranian people. We have a strict, peaceful deal with Iran that still removes some of the burdensome sanctions, and it is imperative that it passes. “We don’t know if it is because of the nuclear deal, but something has happened”.
Refugees by the thousands are fleeing the swelling carnage in Syria, a bloodbath compounded by Obama’s repeated capitulation to the country’s ruthless butcher, President Bashar Al-Assad.
The core problem is this: Iran can not be trusted. Under the IPC, Iran will grant control of exploration, development and production on specified Oil fields to foreign contractors. The Iranian nuclear deal, whether one likes its contents or not (and I do), is now an agreement that will be enforced. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining US troops.