Iran threatened to completely withdraw from the 2015 International Nuclear Agreement Thursday, saying former President Barack Obama’s landmark deal was having “little effect” on Tehran’s economy and business relationships.
According to the New York Post, the Islamic Republic’s Deputy Foreign Minister announced the possibility during an international conference in London, saying the UK, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States’ sanctions against Iran have caused big banks to stay away from major business deals.
“The deal would not survive this way even if the ultimatum is passed and waivers are extended,” said Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator, referring to President Trump’s recent decision to issue a “waiver” that extended the Iranian nuclear agreement.
“If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we cannot remain in a deal that has no benefit for us,” he added. “That’s a fact.”
“For the Europeans or the world community, when we talk about maintaining the JCPOA and saving it, it’s not a choice between the Iranian or the US market, it’s not a choice for economic cooperation: It’s a choice between having security or insecurity,” warned the Iranian official.
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.
NO DEAL: President Trump Decertifies Iran Nuclear Agreement
President Donald Trump announced Friday that the United States would not certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal struck by his predecessor, claiming that the “rogue regime” in Iran was circumventing the agreement and had committed “multiple violations” included in the accord.
“I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification,” said the President while addressing the nation from the White House. “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror, and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakthrough.”
“In the event we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, the agreement will be terminated […] It is under continuous review and our participation can be canceled by me as president at any time,” he added.
“Execution of our strategy begins with a long overdue step of imposing tough sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” said the President. “The revolutionary guard is the Iranian supreme leader’s corrupt personal terror force and militia.”
The decision to re-impose the harsh sanctions put in place before the Iranian nuclear deal is now before Congress, who have the authority to slap the Iranian regime and their Revolutionary Guard with crippling economic penalties.
“Lawmakers need to do now what we couldn’t do two years ago: unite around an Iran strategy that truly stops Iran’s nuclear weapons program and empowers the United States and our allies to combat the full spectrum of Iran’s imperial aggression,” said GOP Congressman Sen. Tom Cotton.