We gave Iran 1.7 billion dollars in cash, and you know what the world gets for it?
Hey, great job, Obama!
Setting aside Iran’s ballistic missile threats, support for terrorism and regional destabilization when crafting the nuclear deal was not a concession but “strategic thinking” on the part of the negotiators, former Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
As he has done frequently since leaving office, Kerry used the opportunity of the Munich Security Conference to defend, at length, the Obama administration’s 2015 nuclear deal which President Trump has threatened to abandon.
Kerry said that the U.S. recognized that the agreement being negotiated was not dealing with other problematic issues, including human rights abuses, missiles, arms shipments, support for Hezbollah, and its interference in Iraq and Yemen.
Although those were legitimate concerns, he said, the decision to leave them off the agenda was taken “not as a concession, but as a matter of strategic thinking.”
Kerry characterized that thinking as arising from a realization that the George W. Bush administration’s approach – demanding that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment – had gone “nowhere,” and a recognition that the problem could not be resolved through a military option….