Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Obama Hands Iran A Victory
Iran Deal Has the Makings of a Catastrophe - Daniel Pipes, PhD
Of the administration's accumulated foreign-policy mistakes in the last six years, none have been catastrophic for the United States: Not the Chinese building islands, the Russians taking Crimea, or the collapse into civil wars of Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.
But the Iran deal has the makings of a catastrophe.
Attention now shifts to the U.S. Congress to review today's accord, arguably the worst treaty not just in American history or modern history, but ever. Congress must reject this deal. Republican senators and representatives have shown themselves firm on this topic; will the Democrats rise to the occasion and provide the votes for a veto override? They need to feel the pressure.
[National Review Online]
Israel's Danger Today; Tomorrow New York or London - Herb Keinon
Education Minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers, saying "this day will be remembered as a black day in the history of the free world."
"Today it may be us, tomorrow it may reach every country in the form of suitcase bombs in London or New York. Israel has done everything possible to warn of danger and in the end it will follow its own interests and will do whatever it takes to defend itself."
Yisrael Beytenu MK Avigdor Liberman [said] that "the agreement with Iran will be remembered in history in the same line with the Munich Agreement and the agreement with North Korea. This agreement is an agreement which ignores great dangers, and as a result is a total surrender to terror and unbridled violence in the international arena."
"A black flag waves over this agreement and it will be remembered as a black day in history, and in the entire free world," he said.
Iran Can Avoid Inspections - George Jahn & Matthew Lee
A senior diplomat said the nuclear agreement reached would allow UN inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites, but access would not necessarily be granted and could be delayed, a condition that gives Tehran time to cover up any sign of non-compliance with its commitments. Under the deal, Tehran would have the right to challenge the UN request and an arbitration board composed of Iran and the six world powers would have to decide on the issue.