Who Gave Them Piles Of Money And Got US In This Mess In The First Place?
Iran’s Foreign Minister threatened a complete withdrawal from the multinational nuclear agreement warning European nations that there’s no “Plan B” should President Trump decide to withdraw from the accord.
Does anyone really believe that the nuclear agreement has slowed them down at all?
The Iran deal focused on reducing Iran’s stockpile of nuclear-grade material, but a key provision released Iranian assets that had been frozen for decades. How much money was released is still unclear, but it is in excess of $100 billion.
Even at that time there was serious concerns that the money would be used to finance terrorist activities. Kerry told CNBC’s Squawk Box in January 2016 that Iran could spend the unfrozen assets “however it wanted.” He went on to say:
“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) or of other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” Kerry said. “To some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”
According to Hannity.com:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif posted the ominous message on social media this week, saying “it is either all or nothing” and his nation would cease complying with the pact should the United States abandon the deal.
“President Macron is correct in saying there’s no ‘Plan B’ on JCPOA. It’s either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more importantly to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith,” he tweeted.
The Iranian official’s comments come as French President Macron heads to DC to meet with President Trump, marking Trump’s first official state visit as Head-of-State.”