Iran lobby gets excited over nothing

The State Department officially notified Congress on Wednesday that Iran has met all its commitments under the Obama-negotiated nuclear agreement.  The certification is required every 90 days, and the previous administration dutifully rubber-stamped it each time. What was unusual is that this approval was the first under the Trump administration and was being closely watched by regime supporters and foes alike.  The decision to provide the approval was being loudly hailed and trumpeted by the Iran lobby, especially the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a known pro-Iran lobby, as a sign that the nuclear deal is working and that even U.S. president Donald Trump has to admit it. In the immortal words of ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend!" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the nuclear deal has failed to squash Iran's ability and determination to develop atomic weapons, arguing that the country's ambitions...(Read Full Post)

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