As Iran continues to flout international law, Obama is set to release 100 billion dollars in sanctions relief as part of his Iranian surrender pact that was “heralded” last summer as some wonderful historic breakthrough. A breakthrough for Iran, a crushing defeat for us.
Obama has unleashed a monster, and now he has the U.S. acting as a vassal for Iran.
–In a report issued by the US Department of State, Iran occupied first place for world-wide human trafficking, in particular the trafficking of children. Ad yet Obama is backing them.
–As the war between Iran and Saudi Arabia heats up, the Obama administration is favoring Tehran.
None of the following conditions and requirements have been met by Iran. It has not dismantled two-thirds of its centrifuges; it has not reduced its stockpile of enriched uranium; it has not repurposed its Arak reactor to prevent the manufacture of military-grade plutonium; IAEA inspectors have not been present at selected Iranian nuclear facilities; and, in November, Iran carried out a long-range ballistic missile test near its border with Pakistan. Also, IAEA inspectors revealed last week that Iran is in fact not keeping to its commitment to give a full report of the military aspects of its nuclear project preceding the Vienna agreement.
Most of the violations have been ignored by President Barack Obama and his Administration.
“Navy: Video shows Iranian rockets launched near Truman, other warships,” Navy Times, January 9, 2016:
The U.S. military released a video Saturday showing what it says is an Iranian military vessel firing several unguided rockets near the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman and other Western warships and commercial craft.
The incident occurred Dec. 26 in the Strait of Hormuz. Navy officials released the video to Military Times in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The images show what appears to be an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel firing rockets from a distance of about 1,370 meters.
Officials with U.S. Central Command first disclosed details about the incident last month. Approximately 20 minutes before the incident occurred, the Iranians had announced over maritime radio that they would be carrying out a live-fire exercise, officials said.
Although the rockets traveled away from the Truman, firing weapons “so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic lane is unsafe, unprofessional and inconsistent with international maritime law,” said Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet.
Iran had dismissed the U.S. claim as “psychological warfare” against the Islamic Republic.
“The Guard’s Navy had no drills in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz and didn’t fire missiles or rockets during the past week and the time claimed by the Americans,” Gen. Ramezan Sharif, a Revolutionary Guard spokesman, said on the Revolutionary Guard’s website.
Stephens said on Saturday that while “most interactions between Iranian forces and the U.S. Navy are professional, safe, and routine, this event was not and runs contrary to efforts to ensure freedom of navigation and maritime safety in the global commons.”