Tillerson has publicly contradicted Trump on the Iran deal in the past, including during the current negotiations, and has advised Trump not to rip up the nuclear accord outright, whereas CIA director Mike Pompeo, has disagreed, advocating for a full U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 pact led by former President Obama.
WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump unceremoniously fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, on Tuesday morning, in part over “disagreements” on the Iran nuclear deal and amid a critical negotiation with Europe over its fate.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State.
European leaders quietly say they prefer keeping accord, not because it offered Iran an economic lifeline, but because it opened a vast range of mega-investment opportunities for European countries.
PARIS – Europe must make clear how it will react if the United States pulls out of the multinational nuclear deal with Iran and do more to encourage international banks to return to the country, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, founder of the Tel Aviv-based Israel Law Center, found a ‘back door’ to force Tehran to pay settlement in a past terrorism case, but in the process, may kill Boeing’s multi-billion dollar deal with Iran, and also nullify Iran’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1.
BY YAAKOV KATZ
When the landmark nuclear deal was signed in 2015 between the world superpowers and Iran, one of the big winners was, of course, Tehran. Billions of dollars, frozen throughout years of economic sanctions, were finally released, providing a much-needed boost to Iran’s failing economy.
Another winner was Boeing. In one of the appendices of the deal, aerospace companies, primarily Boeing and Airbus, were given special permission to start doing business with Iran. Continue Reading »
WATCH: The 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate and staunch JCPOA opponent, Joe Lieberman, praised President Trump’s refusal to certify the Iranian compliance as the “the right decision and made it in the right way.”
By David Rosenberg
Former Connecticut Senator and 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman praised President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday that he would not recertify Iranian compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
The president is required by law to report to Congress every 90 days on Iran’s compliance – or lack thereof – with the terms of the JCPOA. Continue Reading »
Precisely as Israel’s PM Netanyahu warned the world, Iran has not honored the Obama-brokered nuclear agreement, can begin enriching uranium to 20% within just 5 days, then begin making nukes at any time, and Iranian generals and officials openly say so to their media.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel warned former US President Barack Obama that Iran wouldn’t honor the nuclear arms deal he brokered with the Islamic Republic.
PM Netanyahu warns the US Congress that Obama’s deal is “A Bad deal” …Iranians untrustworthy.
The ayatollahs and their elected puppets went through the motions, but never truly fulfilled the stipulations of the agreement. Continue Reading »
Some Democrat lawmakers are relieved to bid the POTUS farewell, especially after Obama’s decision to abstain from a UN Security Council veto, that passed Resolution 2334, disavowing Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria and condemning a Jewish presence there.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – For years, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill managed to keep relatively quiet their frustration with Barack Obama’s approach to the Middle East, careful to navigate his brokerage of a nuclear deal with Iran, his absence in Syria and his antagonistic relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by offering respectful criticism couched in commitments to party loyalty. Continue Reading »
In yet another inaccurate ‘official statement’ concerning Israel that originated from the White House, Israel’s defense ministry on Friday fired back with an analogy putting things in a more honest light.
The defense ministry fired back at Obama’s remarks that ‘Israel is now behind the Iran deal’
Israel’s defense ministry on Friday fired back at comments made by US President Barack Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the agreement is “harmful, just like the Munich agreement with Hitler.” Obama on Thursday said that even Israel now acknowledges Iran’s adherence to the international nuclear accord as he staunchly denied that a $400 million payment to Iran earlier this year was ransom for the release of American prisoners. Continue Reading »
A year after Iran signed a deal with Obama’s administration promising to curtail its nuclear program, Germany’s domestic intel agency warns of Iran’s continued efforts to violate agreement and acquire forbidden materials.
By Polina Garaev
Iran is still making extensive attempts to acquire materials to further its nuclear program, a year after signing a deal promising its curtailment, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned last week.
A building housing the reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Iranian port town of Bushehr – Photo: AFP
The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) says it has detected extensive Iranian attempts to acquire illicit materials in Germany, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” noted the agency in its recently released annual report. Continue Reading »
Congress expressed its concerns about reports indicating how the Obama administration is going out of its way to accommodate Iran in the sanctions relief.
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Non-nuclear sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told Congress.
A Hezbollah terrorist on top of a building in Bekaa Valley. – Photo: REUTERS
“After many years of sanctions targeting Hezbollah, today the group is in its worst financial shape in decades,” Adam Szubin, the acting Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
Reports now prove J-Street, not the true advocate for Israel it purports to be, received $576,000 from President Obama to deceive the American Jews, and advocate for Iran in the nuclear deal, in spite of the actual danger the deal proved to imperil Israel.
By Ari Soffer
J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed.
President Barack Obama – Photo: Reuters
The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. Continue Reading »
Texas’ Governor Abbott formally responded on Monday to President Obama’s April 8th letter, stating that “Texas will maintain its sanctions against Iran.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI
New York – Texas will not lift its sanctions on Iran and will take no part in the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with the Islamic republic, which has made the world a “more dangerous and compromised” place, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Jewish media at a special meeting in New York on Monday afternoon.
Activists gather at a Capitol Hill rally against the Iran nuclear deal in Washington September 9, 2015. – Photo: REUTERS
The Governor formally responded on Monday to a letter sent out by President Barack Obama on April 8 requesting that Texas “review” its economic sanctions against Iran as part of the deal concluded last year. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Obama’s ‘Minister of Propaganda’ admits purposely bamboozling journalists to mislead the public on Iran nuclear deal.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu was right.
By Ari Yashar
In light of White House aide Ben Rhodes’ admission last Thursday that the public was misled on the controversial Iran nuclear deal, senior author and commentator Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Monday quipped that brutal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin “could have used this guy.”
Rhodes admitted that while the American public was led to believe that negotiations between the West and the Islamic Republic took off after the election of President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, who was touted as a “moderate,” in reality negotiations with hard-liners began much earlier. Continue Reading »
US official announced Netanyahu & Obama will meet on November 9 to discuss implementing the Iran accord and future security needs for Israel in first meeting since row over deal.
The White House on Wednesday announced that President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 9, their first meeting since a fierce row over the Iranian nuclear deal.
Spokesman Josh Earnest said implementing the Iran accord that Netanyahu opposed would be on the agenda of a visit designed as “a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel.”
Netanyahu Pointing at image of Moses during speech to Congress
On Thursday Obama had said that he hopes to meet Netanyhu next month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to discuss the nuclear deal agreed upon with Iran. Continue Reading »
With UN envoy warning Congress of political backlash, White House finally explains why it’s lowered itself to using anti-Semitic innuendos, threats and ad hominem when attacking those who campaign against Obama’s & Kerry’s ‘Bad Deal’.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.
In an editorial published by Politico, Samantha Power argued that a “no” vote from Congress would make it more difficult for the United States to drum up support for sanctions and partner with like-minded countries to confront crises. Continue Reading »
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