We may never know why President Obama was so nice to America-hating Iran.
This is a rogue nation, whose people regularly chant “Death to America.” It’s as common a refrain as “We will Rock You” is at sports events in the U.S.
Iran has frequently showed itself to be hostile towards the West, democracy, and our various allies. Iran is openly hostile towards Israel, our longtime ally. The country has vowed to wipe Israel off the map, as well as other nations that support them.
In addition to this, Iran has taken Americans hostage and shows little regard for its own people. Iranians do not enjoy the same kind of civil rights that most citizens have in the West. The stranglehold of conservative Islam denies basic freedoms to the people.
And that’s not even getting into Iran’s frequent support of terrorism around the world and its efforts to infiltrate conflict zones through the Middle East, most notably Syria.
Despite all this, President Obama bent over backwards to accommodate the rogue nation, lessening sanctions and even paying out billions.
The so-called Iranian Nuclear Deal gave the nation greater power than ever before, and will quite possibly lead them to getting nukes in the future.
Thankfully today we have a president that is not so cowardly. And it looks like Trump is going to shred the agreement with Iran.
From The Daily Wire:
President Trump has ordered his National Security Council (NSC) to conduct an interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), colloquially known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Citing the Islamic Republic’s terror-funding campaigns across the Middle East, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed Congress on the Trump administration’s increasingly hardline stance against Iran in a letter sent Tuesday.
“Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods,” Tillerson wrote.
“President Donald J. Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that will evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA is vital to the national security interests of the United States.”
“When the interagency review is completed, the administration looks forward to working with Congress on this issue,” he added.
While Tillerson stressed the fact that Iran is technically complying with the literal language of the nuclear accord, he suggested that Tehran’s military posturing and terror financing not only undermines the spirit of the deal but threatens stability across the region.
Under JCPOA, Iran is enjoying trade through the reduction of sanctions once used to punish them. While they may not be building nukes openly, they continue to be a constant threat around the world thanks to their funding of terrorism and movements by Iranian Revolutionary Guard into places like Syria, Yemen, Iraq and beyond.
Can the president just sit by, knowing this is going on? By Iran’s own efforts the world is a less safe place. They are helping radical Islamic terror thrive. That is a direct problem for our country.
Don’t be surprised if their review of the current deal results in it being overturned. In recent months Iranian leaders have blustered, claiming that Trump has no power to overturn the deal. We’ll see about that.
I’m thinking Trump and Tillerson just might put a little more pressure on Iran than Obama and Kelly.
Source: The Daily Wire