Iran’s wily President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday (August 29) that he opposes any parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is in a frantic fit to convince everyone in America that Congress should vote and approve the one-sided deal, which allows Iran 24 days notice before investigating new sites of nuclear pact violations and turns off centrifuges, but does not destroy them.
Obama believes that we must implement payments of $150 billion or so to the terrorist Iranian regime, probably because he has been assured by advisers – some with Iranian connections – that such a surrender to Iran will somehow prevent war in the Middle East.
J Street, originally funded by billionaire George Soros, has endorsed the Obama Iran capitulation, which follows their past approval of Obama actions since their founding as the President took office in 2008. J Street’s official policy positions, as of March 2015, focus on the following strategies:
- Draw the line on settlement expansion (Even within Oslo Accord lines?)
- Renew U.S. leadership to achieve a two-state solution (Force a deal?)
- Refrain from cutting Palestinian aid (Who needs it more, our poor or their terrorists?)
- Advance human security (With whom?)
- Reach a negotiated resolution to the nuclear crisis with Iran
- Advocate a regional approach (Ask the Arab League?)
Rouhani is laughing all the way to the bank with his $150 billion windfall for new weapons and tools to oppress not just his own people, but to destroy Saudi Arabia and Israel.
He told a news conference that the deal was a political understanding reached with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany, not a pact requiring parliamentary approval. The deal also says Iran would implement the terms voluntarily, he said.
The historic deal calls for limiting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.
“If the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is sent to (and passed by) parliament, it will create an obligation for the government . it will mean the president, who has not signed it so far, will have to sign it,” Rouhani said. “Why should we place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people?”
The Iranian despot said a special committee of parliament has already begun studying the deal before putting it to a vote. But the legality of such a move is in doubt because the government has not prepared a bill for parliament to vote on. Meanwhile, our Congress races to get votes for and against this phony “voluntary” deal. What isn’t voluntary is the ocean of corporations in Iran now to sell them weapons and even security systems that can shut down Twitter, cell phones and other communication with a flip of a switch.
The president said a parliamentary vote would only benefit the U.S. and its allies, not Iran. (A legal agreement would require adherence.)
Slick Rouhani said the Supreme National Security Council, the country’s highest security decision-making body, was almost finished analyzing the agreement. He said that the council works independently from the parliament.
While the hateful regime dithers and pretends there is no “legal” agreement. the billions of dollars and the international business support are already in place for Iran, so they have no impetus to slow their plan to build atomic bombs
What is the diplomatic way, Mr. Kerry, for saying “we just got screwed”?