FULL STATEMENT: President Trump Ends Obama-Era Iran Deal
Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of President Obama's sh!tty Iran Nuclear Deal. A deal which was based on lies, deceit, and a naive belief (at best) that Iran wasn't full of terroristic scumwads. Reality check: it is full of terroristic scumwads.
Here's the full video, transcript of our favorite juicy bits follow:
Let's start with a modest historical recap:
In 2015, the previous administration joined with other nations in a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program, and this agreement was known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. In theory, the so-called Iran deal was supposed to protect the United States and our allies from the lunacy of an Iranian nuclear bomb, a weapon that will only endanger the survival of the Iranian regime. In fact, the deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and over time reach the brink of a nuclear breakout. The deal lifted crippling economic sanctions on our end in exchange for very weak limits on the regime’s nuclear activity and no limits at all on its other maligned behavior, including sinister activities in Syria, Yemen, and other places all around the world. In other words, at the point when the United States had maximum leverage, this disastrous deal gave this regime—and it is a regime of great terror—many billions of dollars, some of it in actual cash.
Actual cash as in pallets of it. We have the deets: Even Liberal MSNBC: ‘Obama Paid Iran a Ransom’ and Nothing to Hide? AG Loretta Lynch ‘Pleads Fifth’ On Iran Ransom Investigation.
It's a great embarrassment to me as a citizen and to all citizens of the United States. A constructive deal could easily have been struck at the time, but it was not. At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful nuclear-energy program. Today, we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie. Last week, Israel published intelligence documents, long-concealed by Iran, conclusively showing the Iranian regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons.
Last week Israel's Bibi Netanyahu dropped a little truth bomb in the form of massive intelligence the ballsy people of Israel collected. Watch Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Out Iran for Cheating on Nuclear Deal and Bibi Netanyahu Schools Moron Chris Cuomo on Iran Deal
Let's skip a few paragraphs to the best part:
After these consultations, it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. The Iranian deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. In just a short period of time, the world's leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world's most dangerous weapon. Therefore, I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
In a few moments, I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating U.S. nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction. Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States. America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction and we will not allow a regime the chance death to America to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth. Today's action sends a critical message. The United States no longer makes empty threats.
The message couldn't be clearer: America isn't a rag doll other nations can jerk around. America will stand up for itself and its allies.
Shorter Trump to Iran: America is not your bitch. But you may be ours.
At least that's how I boil down this long speech.
Trump did a good thing today. Let's give him all the moments and accolades for this that he deserves. When he's wrong, he's wrong. But when he's right? Dude nails it.
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