COMMENTARY | The nuclear pact between the United States and her western allies and Iran seems to be a sure sign that the Obama administration has given up on the idea of preventing the Tehran regime from acquiring nuclear weapons.
The deal is embarrassing to say the least, according to an account in the Washington Free Beacon:
“Iran will be permitted to enrich uranium up to 5 percent under the interim deal, which experts say does little to walk back Tehran’s nuclear know-how.
“Additionally, Iran agreed to stop using advanced centrifuges that allow it to enrich uranium at much quicker speeds, the White House said.
“The West agreed in exchange to ‘not impose new nuclear-related sanctions for six months,’ the White House said.”
Also a number of current sanctions against Iran will be “suspended” including “gold and precious metals, Iran’s auto sector, and Iran’s petrochemical exports” as well as oil providing Iran potentially $5.7 billion combined revenues. Also $400 million would be freed from restricted Iranian funds to defray the cost of Iran student tuition in third countries.
The bottom line is that Iran is getting billions of dollars in sanction relief and in return it will not actually stop its progress toward acquiring a nuclear bomb, not to speak rolling it back, but rather slowing it down. Iran will be two months away from acquiring a nuclear bomb under this agreement. Iran still has enough bomb grade uranium to make several nuclear bombs if and when it chooses to do so.
Even supposing the Iran has any intention of honoring this agreement, which is doubtful at best, one wonders how the president could say, with a straight face, in praising a diplomatic “solution” to the nuclear crisis in Iran, “Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure — a future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon.”
He might as well said that the agreement had brought “peace in our time” in Iran.