Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unloaded on President Trump this week over his opposition to the multinational nuclear pact; slamming the Commander-in-Chief as “unqualified” to make future agreements.
Speaking through state-run television Wednesday, the leader blasted President Trump as he held high-level meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the Iranian nuclear deal.
“You don’t have any background in politics,” said Rouhani, addressing Trump. “You don’t have any background in law. You don’t have any background on international treaties.”
“How can a tradesman, a merchant, a building constructor, a tower constructor make judgments about international affairs?” he asked.
The Iranian President’s comments come just hours after Macron and Trump pledged to form a “new deal” with Iran despite Rouhani’s insistence there is no “Plan B.”
IRAN DEAL SURVIVES: President Trump Keeps Iran Nuke Deal...For Now
The Trump White House announced Friday its decision to waive renewed sanctions on Iran’s hardline regime, effectively extending the Obama-era Iranian nuclear deal for at least several months with officials warning it will be the “last waiver” issued.
Despite the agreement’s extension, the Treasury Department announced a variety of new sanctions against Tehran, specifically targeting the regime’s human rights abuses and support of terror organizations.
The Trump administration also announced its intention to totally withdraw from the 2015 deal if Iran does not address those issues, adding that the President is interested in stopping Iran’s nuclear ambitions “forever,” not just “for ten years.”
“This would not entail direct negotiations with the Iranians, but would be something the U.S. works out with European partners only,” a White House official told Fox News.
“The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice. We are targeting the Iranian regime, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, for its appalling mistreatment of its citizens, including those imprisoned solely for exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and for censoring its own people as they stand up in protest against their government,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
BOMBSHELL: Obama SECRETLY Protected TERROR GROUP to Appease Iran
A bombshell report published in Politico this week outlines the Obama administration’s secret efforts to let terror-group Hezbollah “off the hook” in an effort to appease Tehran ahead of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
The explosive report, titled “The Secret Backstory of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook” shows President Obama’s covert decision to back-off an American law enforcement crackdown on Hezbollah, even as the Jihadi network “funneled Cocaine into the United States” to finance its efforts.
“In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States,” writes Politico.
“Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy,” the author adds.
Hezbollah is a militant, anti-Israeli terror organization based in Lebanon and backed by the Iranian regime. Iran uses the network as a launching pad for attacks against Israeli soldiers stationed near the Lebanese border.
Hezbollah and Israel waged a direct war against each other during the 2006 Israeli-Lebanon War.