- Pretty much confirms the corruption behind the Iran nuke “deal” and the probability that Obama essentially paid the bribes
- European citizens should be demanding the information (they won’t get it because the powers that be will say “too important to continue trading with Iran” – even though Iran is .5 % of worlds GDP
- It was mainly about the bribes
Thomas Gallatin at Patriot Post:
After President Donald Trump’s decision last Tuesday to pull out of Barack Obama’s dubious Iran nuclear deal, which was followed by threats to reimpose economic sanctions against the number-one state sponsor of terrorism, Iran’s foreign affairs minister issued his own threat via a bombshell revelation. H.J. Ansari Zarif stated, “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on the U.S. then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
Now, the Iranians aren’t exactly the most trustworthy bunch. That’s a huge part of the problem with the deal. But Zarif’s charge that several European leaders were essentially bribed into accepting the Iran deal is entirely plausible.
Recall that after Obama completed the Iran deal back in 2015, Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer wondered, “The most astonishing thing [about the deal] is that in return, they [the Iranians] are not closing a single nuclear facility. Their entire nuclear infrastructure is intact. They are going to have the entire infrastructure in place either for a breakout after the agreement expires or when they have enough sanctions relief and they want to cheat and to break out on their own.”
Krauthammer’s observation was accurate. So what exactly did the rest of the world get from the Iran deal? Why did so many of Europe’s leaders sign on to such a bad deal? The answer is twofold: As far as reining in a rogue regime’s efforts to gain nuclear weapons, the West got nothing; as for opportunities for lucrative business deals, that was most definitely in the cards, as Zarif may have just alluded to. And this revelation might also explain why European leaders are scrambling to salvage the deal. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire argued, “Do we want to be vassals who obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their trousers? Or do we want to say we have our economic interests, [and that] we will continue to do trade with Iran?”
Memo to Le Maire: U.S. GDP ranks first in the world and accounts for 23% of the world’s GDP. Iran is 29th, accounting for less than 0.5%. What was that about economic interests again?
Gary Bauer at American Values:
There was a stunning report over the weekend that a senior official in the Iranian Foreign Ministry threatened to expose Western politicians who had been bribed to make sure that the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal happened. This is one time I hope to hear more from Tehran.
In the meantime, Congress might think about investigating how and why the U.S. delivered $1.7 billion in cash to the Iranian regime. Previous explanations for the payments always seemed to strain credulity. Could it be that the cash was ultimately used to bribe Western politicians?