This Is The Deal We Have Made With Iran
The parameters for the Iran deal have been released, and it looks like they have agreed to ship most of its enriched uranium (which is are steps from being weapons material) out of the country to Russia.
If you’re like me, you don’t understand the big deal about Iran having nuclear weapons. A lot of bad actors have nuclear weapons, and they seem to get a lot more respect internationally than those countries that do not. Of course, I don’t condone Iranian calls for death to Israel and America, but I have also heard heads of state claim that “there will be no two state solution” as well as ‘I believe marriage is between one man and one woman” to only quickly turn around to claim that those statements were made in the name of political expediency.
The ending of the sanctions in this “deal” are the gamebreaker. Even if Congress passes sanctions and overrides the subsequent veto from the President, the UN sanctions are still going to end. Once those sanctions end, they’ll never be reinstated because China, Russia – and even Obama – don’t want the sanctions reinstated. American sanctions alone aren’t going to have much impact at all if Europe and Asia are free to do business as usual with Iran, and in ending the UN sanctions, I believe that will resume.
This deal does two things that neither the Congress (even with overwhelming Republican support) nor the next president can do anything about. It will both strengthen the fledgling Iranian economy considerably, and it guarantees that Iran will become a nuclear-armed country. To combat this, proposed violations of the deal would include a 90% cut in US funding of the United Nations, a 50% reduction in funding for any on the US terror sponsor list, and a travel surcharge of 25% on all travel in and out of the US of associated diplomats. We don’t know what the final deal will look like, but I don’t see anything hear that will allow Iran to “end the world”.