Let’s quickly dispatch the notion that the United States should abandon an global agreement, reached with some of our closest allies, because Iran has been “cheating for 30 years“.
The partisan minority in Congress who support the deal acknowledge its shortcomings, and the litany of flaws raised throughout this debate should invoke serious concerns about our entering into this agreement with Iran, ” said the West Virginia Republican. Perhaps most importantly, it provides a way, short of war, to stop Iran’s nuclear program. “And the country of Iran right now – the government of Iran – supports terrorism throughout the world and that’s a real issue for me”. Iran once sent more students to the US than any other country: according to data collected by IIE, there were more than 51,000 Iranian students in the U.S.in 1979, the year of the Islamic Revolution. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, declared his intent to terminate the deal if he takes office, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich promoted the military option.
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The question is how much more anti-Semitic and anti-American statements will the supreme autocrat, ayatollah Khamenei, make if he actually receives the over 100 billion dollars, and has UNSC sanctions and the arms embargo lifted?
“Besides, we should always be wary of buying into the narrative that claims that Iran is a primarily an Israeli concern”. A few weeks after the nuclear deal, Khamenei published a new book, the subject of which is how to efficiently and permanently eliminate Israel. He would have ignored the fact the UNSC includes Russian Federation and China, adversaries of the United States, and Venezuela, a self-declared US enemy, serving a term as a nonpermanent member.
If the IAEA finds that Iran has complied with key nuclear commitments, then sanctions imposed by the USA, United Nations and Europe on Iran’s energy, financial, shipping, auto and other sectors are to be suspended.
A July nuclear agreement between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany, and Iran could release sanctions pressure on the Iranian oil sector.
As Congress returned to Washington this week, I have been working with my colleagues – those who support and oppose the agreement alike – on these issues where our views converge. President Obama needs to rethink his priorities.
However, President Obama is jeopardizing this relationship by stalling approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed conduit connecting the oil sands of Alberta with existing US pipelines leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Problems will arise once Iran gets the sanctions relief, he predicted, and it will start to dig in its heels.
“We’re seeing a lot of activities and a lot of interest from foreigners”, enthused Ramin Rabii, the head of Turquoise Partners, Iran’s largest managers of foreign portfolio investment on the Tehran stock market. 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 USA troops.
These days, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his team of negotiators are busy defending the Iranian government’s decision to go through with the deal.