Last month, after relentlessly pursuing a nuclear agreement with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted only after the finalization of the deal that the huge cash infusion for Iran that served as an important part of the Iran deal would likely be used to fund terrorism.
Hardly a month later, Iran is getting busy putting American tax dollars to work funding Palestinian terrorists.
“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” Kerry admitted in an interview with CNBC last month.
Kerry claimed in an interview from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that he cannot guarantee that the funds won’t be used to fund terrorism.
“You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented,” he said. “But I can tell you this: Right now, we are not seeing the early delivery of funds going to that kind of endeavor at this point in time.”
Kerry talked tough about the deal, however, stating,
“If we catch them funding terrorism, they’re going to have a problem in the U.S. Congress and other people, obviously.”
The Iranian regime, who recently received $1.7 billion dollars from the U.S. as part of the agreement in addition to an estimated $100 to $150 billion from economic sanctions relief, has remained incredibly hostile to the U.S. and has all-but pledged to disregard aspects of the deal that they find unfavorable while they simultaneously enjoy the benefits of tremendous economic relief.
In September, Iranian Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, the top commander of the Tehran province for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has sworn that deal or no deal, Iran will continue on their weapons development until the day Israel is destroyed and Palestine is liberated.
“…they (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” he told troops.
“And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world- especially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists.”
On Tuesday, Mohammad Fateh Ali, Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, confirmed that the despotic regime will pay the families of Palestinian terrorists who are killed in their quest to annihilate Israel.
Ali claimed that Iran will give $7,000 to families of “martyrs of the intifada in occupied Jerusalem” and an additional “$30,000 to every family whose home the occupation has demolished for the participation of one of its sons.”
Naturally, Israel has condemned the new policy and the nuclear deal that was pursued by the Obama Administration at all costs.
“This is further proof of Iran’s deep involvement in support for anti-Israeli terrorism,” read a Foreign Ministry statement. “After the [nuclear] agreement with world powers, Iran has allowed itself to continue as a major player in international terrorism.”
President Obama is no friend to Israel and based on his foreign policy agenda, appears far more comfortable cozying to the despots of Iran and Cuba than having the back of longtime allies like Israel.
This latest Iran policy was not only predictable, but practically guaranteed by Iran and the Obama Administration shamefully now has a direct link to the funding of terrorism.
Remember when the left cared about America sponsoring violence? George W. Bush deployed American military to Iraq and Afghanistan and he became the left’s most-reviled man. Obama has aided in the toppling of quasi-stable regimes in Libya and Egypt and helped augment world instability and violence around the globe and what has been his reward?
A Nobel Peace Prize.