Why don’t we ask for a refund of the $1.3 billion in cold hard cash by using Obama force manure instead of force majeure.
Definition of force ma·jeure.
1. Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract.
2. Irresistible compulsion or greater force.
Tillerson Marches Forward Redoing Bad Iran Nuclear Deal
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reworking the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal that sent $1.3 billion in cold hard cash to one of America’s most hated adversaries.
President Donald Trump vowed to revisit the nuclear agreement that lifted a wide range of sanctions on a country run by Islamic extremists who routinely call for the annihilation of Israel and death to “infidel” Americans. Yes, former Pres. Obama gave them money, relief and got revived calls to kill Americans in return.
Now, Tillerson has taken his marching orders to right the ship as forcefully as possible, given the terrible bargaining position Obama left him in.
Building a Coalition
After finalizing a one-week diplomatic trip to Warsaw, Poland, Tillerson has brought the U.K., France and Germany on board to revisit the agreement they were all party to. If the U.S. Secretary of State has one ace up his sleeve in the renegotiation, it’s that every world leader is fully aware that Trump is the type of strongman willing to scrap the deal and impose the harshest possible sanctions against the rogue nation.
Since the signing, several stable countries have begun investing in the region. Now, they must all navigate the United States’ tougher position or risk business sanctions themselves.
Led by Tillerson and U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley, world leaders have looked on as North Korea has suffered an unprecedented reckoning. Even Asian super power China has bent to American interests. For all the public pomp and circumstance by left-leaning presidents and prime ministers around the globe, no one wants to get between an American rock and a hard place. Possibly the most effective Secretary of State since Henry Kissinger, Tillerson spoke to the media while in Poland about redoing the deal.
“It’s always darkest before the dawn,” Tillerson reportedly said. “The working groups have already begun to meet on efforts to agree on principles, what is the scope of what we attempt to address and also how much we engage Iran on discussions to address these issues.”
What’s Wrong With The Current Iran Deal
Aside from paying $400 million dollars to Iran for American hostages, there are numerous loopholes that allow Iran to continue its pursuit of nuclear arms and sponsor terrorism.
Secretary Tillerson referred to the nuclear element as “small” part of America’s Middle East policy. He pointed out that the White House also has serious problems with the rogue nation’s backing of Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hezbollah, Hamas and utilizing economic relief and Obama cash to supply weapons to extremists in Syria, even as U.S.-backed forces mop up the remnants of ISIS.
“Our work group also is intending to identify areas of greater cooperation (with) Europe to push back on Iran’s malignant behavior,” Tillerson reportedly said.
Although Iran has maintained “compliance” with the stated letter of the agreement, it has put the freed-up resources toward advancing long-range missiles that could carry a nuclear payload. They are basically following North Korea’s playbook in hopes of becoming an international nuclear threat.
This is particularly troubling when you consider that the Obama Administration agreed to a sunset clause in the nuclear accord. Restrictions on Iran’s weapons-grade nuclear enrichment program time out after 10-15 years from the signing. That means as early as 2026, Iran would be able to arm a nuclear-ready long-range missile capable of striking the continental United States.
Will Trump Kill The Iran Deal?
In 2017, Pres. Trump nearly killed the deal entirely due to its many flaws. At the urging of European leaders, however, he punted the deal’s fate to Congress, temporarily, and put the urgency of renewed negotiations in Tillerson’s hands.
It has been widely reported that if Trump decides to pull the United States out of the deal, other countries may not follow. Most are comfortable with the limits in place and kicking the issue down the road. However, this policy of “strategic patience” by the previous administration has been rejected by the president, U.S. Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff and former Gen. John Kelly and many others.
Despite Secretary Tillerson’s success at bringing other world leaders to the table to develop a more permanent solution about the radical, nuclear-obsessed Iranian regime, the rogue nation has rejected any and all renegotiation.
Paying Islamic extremists for hostages and failing to secure long-term American interests is unacceptable.
Fortunately, Tillerson marches forward to protect against future destabilization and American lives.