In the Obama Administration’s recent “deal” with Iran, the U.S. gave the radical regime relief from sanctions, legitimized its nuclear program, allowed it to continue enriching uranium, and didn’t even ask for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini in return.
So, how did Iran respond to the deal? Unsurprisingly, much the same way we did. Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted this morning that the Obama Administration “surrendered” to the will of Iran.
Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) January 14, 2014
This brazen and defiant response is the natural result of our Administration’s lack of resolve. The Obama Administration caved and Iran knows it. Even worse, Iran isn’t afraid to say exactly how it feels and what it plans to do.
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator recently boldly stated in a public interview that as a result of the nuclear “deal,” “No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded. All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue.”
While Iran continues to press on toward nuclear weapons, President Obama is doing everything within his power to prevent the passage of any new sanctions on Iran.
Renewed sanctions have gained wide bipartisan support. As the New York Times reports:
Sponsors of the bill, which would aim to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero, have secured the backing of 59 senators, putting them within striking distance of a two-thirds majority that could override Mr. Obama’s threatened veto. Republicans overwhelmingly support the bill. So far 16 Democrats have broken with the president, and the bill’s sponsors hope to get more.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking efforts to bring this crucial bill to a vote, and President Obama has already threatened to veto any new sanctions.
Iran clearly does not respond favorably to weakness. It will only respond to strength. Renewed sanctions against this worldwide sponsor of terror which is devastatingly defying the human rights of numerous Christians including Pastor Saeed is a key to stopping its nuclear ambitions and freeing Pastor Saeed.
At the ACLJ we are demanding a vote on sanctions. Sign our new petition for renewed sanctions on Iran.
The week of reckoning has arrived. Tomorrow, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate will begin debate on the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. In accordance with the terms of the Iranian Review Act, each chamber will consider a Resolution of Disapproval for the deal. A final vote...
Iran is responsible for inspecting its own nuclear weapons sites? As unbelievable as it sounds, this deadly absurdity is apparently reality. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is allowing Iranian nuclear inspectors to be the only ones inside the Parchin nuclear facility to determine...
The Obama Administration finally achieved a primary goal in its search for a lasting legacy in signing a 159-page nuclear agreement with Iran. Unfortunately, for the President, that legacy involves leaving our fellow American citizens behind, including American Pastor Saeed Abedini in chains for...
As the deadline for the Iranian nuclear talks loomed today, the State Department announced that the deadline has once again been extended to July 7th. This means more time for the U.S. government to do the right thing and not leave American Pastor Saeed Abedini behind. The Associated Press reports...