First it was delay after delay and one stall tactic after the next in Iran’s favor. Now the Obama administration will likely give Iran exactly what it wanted. The world is going to be a very dangerous place.
Don’t expect any change whatsoever from Republicans in congress or the Senate. They have either been bought out or blackmailed and threatened. They all claimed there would be something done in 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006… ad infinitum. In the end, Democrat or Republican, they all work on the same team. You get to go out and vote for politicians every two years thinking you’ll actually change people who don’t listen to you. That’s what you’re allowed.
Along with a nuclear Iran expect one or a combination of the following:
- A Middle Eastern nuclear arms race.
- An Israeli preemptive strike.
Limited options for Congress as Obama seeks to bypass lawmakers
LAUSSANE, Switzerland—The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.
U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.
Until recently, the Obama administration had maintained that it would guarantee oversight on Tehran’s program well into the future, and that it would take the necessary steps to ensure that oversight would be effective. The issue has now emerged as a key sticking point in the talks.
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.
This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces.
“Once again, in the face of Iran’s intransigence, the U.S. is leading an effort to cave even more toward Iran—this time by whitewashing Tehran’s decades of lying about nuclear weapons work and current lack of cooperation with the [International Atomic Energy Agency],” said one Western source briefed on the talks but who was not permitted to speak on record.
It also could jeopardize efforts to keep Iran at least one year away from building a bomb, sources said.
On the diplomatic front, greater concessions are fueling fears among U.S. allies that Iran will emerge from the negations as a stronger regional power.
Full article: U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together (Washington Free Beacon)