“The administration is attempting anything and everything possible to make the deal irreversible. In short, this means more giveaways to Iran at the expense of our own national security.”
In eight years in office, the man never once moved to dispel suspicions that he does not have the United States’ best interests at heart.
“Congress Passes New Iran Sanctions, Ignoring Obama Admin Threats,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, December 1, 2016:
Congress unanimously voted on Thursday to level new sanctions on Iran, sending a clear message that lawmakers stand opposed to the Obama administration’s continued concessions to Tehran in the final months before it leaves office, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
The Obama administration, including Secretary of State John Kerry, made a final push in recent weeks to convince lawmakers to abandon the new sanctions, but lawmakers remained firm on Thursday, voting 99-0 to approve the new sanctions. Even Democrats who have supported the White House’s diplomacy voted in favor of the sanctions.
Senior Iranian officials have been adamant that new sanctions would violate last summer’s nuclear agreement and have threatened multiple times in recent months to walk away from the deal if the United States does not meet all of its demands under the deal.
A State Department official told the Free Beacon the department is focused on ensuring that Iran continues to implement its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA when asked about its position on the sanctions bill.
While President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the new sanctions, sources told the Free Beacon that mounting opposition to the deal may make this difficult for the White House, which has been working in its final months to preserve the diplomatic agreement before President-elect Donald Trump assumes control.
As lawmakers pave the way for Trump to undo the deal, the Obama administration is working furiously in its final days to preserve a deal that officials describe as a signature piece of Obama’s time in office….
“The administration is attempting anything and everything possible to make the deal irreversible,” said one senior congressional aide familiar with Obama administration attempts to preserve the deal. “In short, this means more giveaways to Iran at the expense of our own national security.”…