Break out the pallets and warm up the jet. Joe Biden has agreed to turn over $90 billion dollars to Iran and an additional $7 billion dollars for the release of four hostages. That is a bad idea because Iran will escalate capturing hostages in order to rake in billions like Barack Obama did and Joe Biden is in the process of doing.
And even worse, Biden is allowing them to spend the money any way they see fit and will allow them to once again sell their oil on the open market, which will net them another $50 to $55 billion a year on the sale of their oil. I would not be surprised if they announced we will be trading generals with Iran. We get General Mohammed, Gen Mohammad, and Gen Muhammad. Iran will get General Electric, General Milla, and General Dynamics.
This deal is a danger to our national security as well as to the Middle East. Iran gets to build their bombs and they do not have to give up their centrifuges that allow them to continue to enrich uranium.
Gabriel Noronha, writing in Tablet magazine:
He describes some of the concessions that Biden’s negotiator in Vienna, Rob Malley, has reportedly made:
The list of concessions that follows is long, detailed, disturbing, but also somewhat technical. But this much is clear to me: The deal being negotiated in Vienna is dangerous to U.S. national security, to the stability of the Middle East, and to the Iranian people who suffer most under that brutal regime. The lack of evidence to justify removal of U.S. sanctions is illegal, and the deal that will be foisted upon the world without the support of Congress will be illegitimate. This deal will not serve U.S. interests in either the short or long term.
With Robert Malley in the lead, the United States has promised to lift sanctions on some of the regime’s worst terrorists and torturers, on leading officials who have developed Iran’s WMD infrastructure, and has agreed to lift sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) itself. In exchange, Iran will receive fewer limitations than those imposed under the JCPOA, and the restrictions on its nuclear program will expire six years sooner than under the terms of the old deal. And that’s just the beginning.
Iran is set to get access to a massive windfall of cash: My latest estimate (derived from figures declassified during my tenure at the State Department) is $90 billion in access to foreign exchange reserves, and then a further $50-$55 billion in extra revenue each year from higher oil and petrochemical exports, with no restrictions on how or where the money can be spent.
Personally, the most troubling transfer of funds will be the $7 billion ransom payment the United States is preparing to pay for the release of four Americans from an Iranian jail. Now, let me be clear: I would be extremely glad to bring these Americans back home safely as quickly as possible. They are innocent victims who, along with their families, have suffered unjustly for far too long. But make no mistake: Biden’s payment will only supercharge Iran’s hostage-taking industry.