Severe tensions between Iran and the United States have existed since 1979. A despotic regime storming sovereign U.S. territory and kidnapping and holding American hostages for over a year will tend to leave a sour taste in mouths.
Still, the Obama Administration has worked relentlessly to cower to the rogue state that finances terrorism around the globe. Desperate to create a “legacy” at any cost to America or her allies, President Obama has secured a deal with Iran that releases economic sanctions on the fanatical regime in exchange for the mere promise by Iran to slow their march towards the development of a nuclear weapon. Despite assurances to the contrary by the State Department, the deal allows for no impromptu inspections to ensure Iranian compliance; we will have to merely take their word for it.
In exchange, the Obama Administration has unfrozen Iranian assets and released economic sanctions which have helped to hobble the regime that promises death and destruction to Israel and much of the West, including the U.S.
Further, the Islamic state of Iran has consistently served as the largest state-sponsor of global terrorist efforts around the world- an effort that will likely be greatly aided by the release of sanctions.
Now, not only has the Obama State Department paved the way for increased Iranian economic prosperity that will aid in the financing of terrorism, but each and every taxpayer in the U.S. is now on the hook for helping support the despotic regime as the U.S. government will soon fork-over $1.7 billion in taxpayer money to Iran.
In a statement from Secretary of State John Kerry’s office, he explains how we will soon be financing bloodshed to pay-back a debt that should have long ago been considered forfeited.
“The United States and Iran today have settled a long outstanding claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Hague. This specific claim was in the amount of a $400 million Trust Fund used by Iran to purchase military equipment from the United States prior to the break in diplomatic ties.”
“In 1981, with the reaching of the Algiers Accords and the creation of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Iran filed a claim for these funds, tying them up in litigation at the Tribunal,” the statement continues.
The claim was initiated in 1981. Iran, prior to the revolution, placed an order for $400 million in military equipment. This was done during the previous regime under the leadership of the Shah.
After the Iranian revolution and as militants burned our flags and swore death to Americans and after the capture of our embassy and the holding of American hostages, predictably, the U.S. refused to fill the order.
The U.S. will now be returning the $400 million and an additional $1.3 billion in interest.
The release of the funds is tied to the Iran nuclear deal that seemingly provides the terrorist state with significant monetary funds in exchange for the mere promise to slow their development of a nuclear weapon.
It may be true that the Iran nuclear deal will serve as a lasting legacy for Barack Obama, but it is almost impossible that it will be in the manner in which he envisioned. Instead, he will share the same black mark of history as Neville Chamberlain who sought to appease Hitler’s aggression with groveling.