Negotiating from Weakness when Muscle is Demanded
Why Geneva nuclear agreement with Mullahs’ regime contradicts the UN Security Council resolution that revokes the IRI’s right for enriching uranium? Why U.S. recognizes the right for the Rouge State to enrich uranium? The answer is obvious, U.S. is helping the IRI to survive under domestic and international pressure, why? Because U.S. needs the apocalyptic Mullahs’ regime to stay in power to do its dirty job, plowing the region, turn it upside down, as part of the roadmap for the tomorrow greater Middle East. [DID]
U.S. must keep the pressure on until Tehran gives up its nukes. There’s a damn good reason why Secretary of State John Kerry has been struggling to convince Congress to go along with the nuclear deal President Obama struck with Iran. It’s a disastrously bad bet on never-before-seen good intentions by the fanatic, terror-exporting rogue regime in Tehran.
When charming new President Hassan Rouhani came calling, Obama agreed to relax some of the economic sanctions that had finally brought Iran slightly to heel in exchange for largely symbolic pauses in the country’s march toward nuclear weaponry, plus a promise to negotiate a fuller pact within six months.
With good reason, Tehran exulted that the U.S. had implicitly recognized its right to enrich uranium in contravention of numerous United Nations resolutions.
Making matters worse, senior administration officials have, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “conceded over the past few days in conversations with colleagues in Israel that the value of the economic sanctions relief to Iran could be much higher than originally thought in Washington” — meaning $20 billion, way above the $6 billion or $7 billion initial estimate.
Congress must try to rescue the world from this folly. The House and Senate must pass legislation that clearly demonstrates U.S. resolve by properly calibrating Iran’s economic squeeze.
The measure would first impose sanctions nearly at the level Obama is abandoning, thereby signaling that the mullahs will get only small breaks for taking small steps of the kind they have promised.
Next, the legislation would order a full restoration at the end of six months in the event that Iran has not agreed to fully and verifiably dismantle its nuke program.
Next, the bill would mandate an all-out clampdown at the slightest sign that Tehran was advancing further toward the bomb.
To their credit, Sens. Robert Menendez, Mark Kirk, Chuck Schumer and others are hammering out legislation that aims to right the White House’s wrongs. In the (likely) event that talks with Tehran haven’t advanced in the space of six months — or that Iran violates the terms of the agreement — the bill would impose tough new sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and limit the President’s ability to waive the penalties.
Obama and Kerry are pleading with Congress to stand down, warning that Iran will pull out of the deal if the U.S. sets a six-month timetable for renewed sanctions, let alone renews some of them now. This is an extraordinarily hard sell at a time when there is a bipartisan understanding both that the consequences of a nuclear-capable Iran are dire and Tehran is not to be trusted.
After appearing before a deeply skeptical, if not disbelieving, House committee, Kerry was left to defend the administration’s trust-us posture by saying, “There’s nothing naive about what we’re doing. It is calculated. It may be wrong. You may find that it’s a miscalculation, but it’s not miscalculation based on naïveté.”
In other words, even Kerry recognizes that he and Obama are engaged in the diciest of high-stakes propositions. More, nearly three full weeks have passed since Obama struck the six-month deal with no significant practical progress on implementation.
The President surrendered a great deal just to get the Iranians to promise to talk . He’s negotiating from weakness when muscle is demanded.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
December 16, 2013
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