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Iran Has Not Signed the Deal

Iran Has Not Signed the Deal
Debating Iran nuclear deal, Tehran (AP) 

Deroy Murdock By Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:53 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The State Department sent a jaw-dropping letter on Nov. 19 to Congressman Mike Pompeo, R–Kan.

Referring to Obama’s Iran-nuke deal, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Julia Frifield wrote: “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document.” What?

So, atop its multifarious pitfalls and Trojan horses, the Iran-Nuke deal is not even signed.

Nobody would buy a used Chevy without a signed contract from the car salesman. And yet, Obama rests the future of Iran’s atomic-bomb program on a pile of paper that is not even signed.

Iran did not fail to sign the Obama nuke deal because someone forgot to hand some mullah a pen. This was a deliberate act of omission.

If the deal were passed by Iran’s parliament, “It will mean the president, who has not signed it so far, will have to sign it,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said last August. “Why should we place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people?”

No problem, Frifield insists.

“The JCPOA reflects political commitments” among Iran, America, the European Union, and other powers.

What could be more reliable than political commitments? So, America is trusting the ayatollahs to spurn nuclear weapons based on unsigned political commitments that are as stalwart as, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.”

Frifield adds these comforting words: “The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place.”

These include Iranian military bases, all of which are totally off limits to international weapons inspectors. Obama lets Iran self-inspect its nuclear research facilities at Parchin.

Also, when inspectors identify a suspicious site, Iran may slap them with a waiting period of between 24 and 78 days. Many nasty things can be whisked away during this total eclipse of the sons of Ayatollah Khomeini.

“Unsigned, this agreement is nothing more than a press release and just about as enforceable,” Rep. Pompeo remarked after receiving the State Department’s letter.

“Placing our trust in the ability of these nuclear weapon-driven, radical extremists will not ease tensions, but will only get Americans killed.”

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R–N.Y., also is one of the House’s most effective leaders against the Obama nuke catastrophe. He, too, is unimpressed with State’s revelations.

“If there is no signature, there is no deal,” Zeldin tells me. “This is just another piece of evidence that there really is no deal between the United States and Iran. Just last week, senior U.S. officials confirmed that Iran has already violated two U.N. resolutions when they carried out a medium-range ballistic missile test. It’s clear Iran will not abide by the JCPOA.”

Frank Gaffney may hate the Obama deal even more than do Pompeo and Zeldin.

The president of the Center for Security Policy calls it “the most egregious act of official malfeasance and treasonous misconduct I have witnessed in my 40 years of practicing and monitoring security policy-making.”

Gaffney adds: “President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and their apologists have perpetrated national security fraud with: their abject appeasement of the Iranian mullahs; their misrepresentations to the Congress and the American people about the results of the negotiations with Iran; and the administration’s belated admission that, in fact, there is no deal with Iran.”

The Obama "deal" is an even bigger disaster than it was when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R – Ky. grossly mismanaged last September’s effort to strangle it legislatively.

He should ask House Speaker Paul Ryan, R – Wis., to amend the current omnibus budget bill to bar Obama from spending taxpayer funds to implement this calamitous “deal.”

Congress urgently must stop Obama from unfreezing some $150 billion in assets that the ayatollahs could plow into global terrorism, anti-Israeli carnage, and attacks on the "Great Satan.” Translation: You and me.

Deroy Murdock is a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Read more reports from Deroy Murdock — Click Here Now.



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Iran did not fail to sign the Obama nuke deal because someone forgot to hand some mullah a pen. This was a deliberate act of omission.
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Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:53 AM
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