Obama on U.S. Iran Deal Exit: This ‘Turns Our Back on America’s Closest Allies’
This is like Neville Chamberlain defending his Munich pact with Hitler after the outbreak of World War II.
The worst president in American history is ignoring the fact that Netanyahu just proved that the Iran deal is not working.
Netanyahu produced an abundance of evidence that the Iranians are violating the deal and seeking nuclear weapons, and Obama then claims that there is no evidence that Iran is violating the deal.
This is as absurd as Obama saying his administration was scandal-free, and is yet more evidence that leftists live in a fantasy world.
“Obama Issues Statement on U.S. Iran Deal Exit: This ‘Turns Our Back on America’s Closest Allies,’” by Conor Beck, Washington Free Beacon, May 8, 2018:
Former President Barack Obama issued a rare public statement Tuesday following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would be exiting the Iran deal.
Throughout Obama’s statement, he defended and explained the value of the deal, which he says “has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program.”
“The reality is clear,” Obama said. “The JCPOA is working – that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense.”
Obama contended that walking away from the deal–known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA–jeopardizes diplomacy with North Korea and risks America’s credibility with the world’s major powers.
“Debates in our country should be informed by facts, especially debates that have proven to be divisive,” Obama said.
He went on to describe how the JCPOA was not just an agreement between the U.S. and Iran but also concerned the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the European Union, Russia, and China.
He explained why he thinks the JCPOA has been a success, saying it has “worked in rolling back Iran’s nuclear program,” “does not rely on trust” but on “inspections and verification,” and has been complied with.
“Finally, the JCPOA was never intended to solve all our problems with Iran,” he said.
“Because of these facts, I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake,” Obama wrote….
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller