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Friday, May 18, 2018
Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Nuclear Deal
Ed. With fellow America-hating Muslim Barack Hussein in the Oval Office, it was EASY for Iran to have its cake and eat it too. With President Donald Trump--an actual American--in charge, things have changed!
article appeared in the Free Beacon on May 12th
Posted by Adam Kredo
The Iranian ruling
regime is racing to save the landmark nuclear deal after President Donald Trump
bucked European powers and walked away from the agreement with a vow to
reimpose a package of harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, according to
U.S. officials and regional experts who say the hardline regime is scared about
losing the sweetheart deal.
officials have been locked in tense meetings with European countries and former
U.S. officials to ensure they continue to uphold the deal and keep doing
business with the Islamic Republic.
Javad Zarif with famous American traitor, John Kerry
Minister Javad Zarif, one of the country's lead negotiators, held a series of
meetings with European Union countries on Tuesday to plead with them about
saving the deal and ensuring Tehran remains open for business as the United
States tees up a package of sanctions that could cripple Iran's already ailing
European leaders also
have been pleading with members of Congress, where they are being met with a
cool reception, according to multiple sources familiar with these closed-door
are said to be blaming the Obama administration for drumming up business with
Iran and telling these allies that they could engage in economic transactions
without penalty. The reaction from lawmakers has been unsympathetic, source
said, explaining that congressional opponents of the deal long warned these
European countries the deal would be subject to harsh scrutiny after President
Barack Obama left office.
A State Department
official familiar with the progress of new negotiations surrounding the deal
said the Trump administration is set on fundamentally changing Iran's behavior,
including its buildup on ballistic missiles and support for terrorism, before
it agree to any Iranian demands.
has directed his administration to work with nations around the world to create
a new coalition to counter Iran’s nuclear and proliferation threats, as well as
its support for terrorism, militancy, and asymmetric weapons like ballistic
missiles," the official told the Free Beacon. "This coalition will
bring all necessary pressure to bear on Iran to change its behavior."
One veteran U.S.
adviser close to the White House told the Washington Free Beacon that
Iran's reaction indicates its desperation to remain in the Obama-era agreement
and continue receiving cash windfalls.
Trump has always said, the Iran deal was great for the mullahs and terrible for
the American people," the source said, speaking only on background.
"Obama gave Iran more than they could ever have imagined, and now Trump is
taking it away. The Iranians are rushing to grab and save whatever they can.
Europe will have to choose a side."
Zarif and other
Iranian leaders have even looked to former Secretary of State John Kerry in
guidance, with Iran's foreign ministry confirming that
the country's leaders have been holding shadow diplomatic talks with him.
It also is believed
Kerry recently met with Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran's Strategic Council on
Foreign Relations, an organization created by Iran's Supreme Leader that
answers directly to him, according to sources who reviewed publicly available
information on Kerry's recent meeting in Europe.
"We don't see
the U.S. just as Mr. Trump; the United States is not just the current ruling
administration and there are many figures who have different views on
international and regional issues," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Bahram Qassemi said in recent comments.
Zarif has been
scrambling across Europe in a bid to save the nuclear deal.
Following a Tuesday
meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels, Zarif
claimed to have gotten "guarantees" that European countries will
continue "to meet Iran's interests after the U.S. withdrawal from the
nuclear deal," according to regional reports carried in Iran's
"We share the
common view that the nuclear deal is emphatically needed to be implemented by
all the remaining parties and Iran should enjoy the merits of the nuclear deal
and receive [assurances] in this regard," Zarif was quoted as
saying following the powwow.
"We ought to
rest assured that no country [including the United States] will manage to
benefit from its illegal withdrawal, and that only other members who have
remained loyal to the deal can have its dividends," Zarif said.
Leader Ali Khamenei also has been conducting diplomacy to convince European
leaders to stay in the deal.
Following a round of Tuesday
meetings with envoys from New Zealand, Nepal, Estonia, and Latvia, Khamenei
lashed out at the United States and affirmed his desire to see the deal
result of these wrong decisions is Washington's isolation in the world public
opinion," Khamenei was quoted as
saying. "Iran may remain in the nuclear deal if it receives all its
benefits from the agreement."
Iranian leaders also
have begun to threaten the United States as a result of the withdrawal,
promising to expose "which Western politicians and how much money they had
received during nuclear negotiations to make" the deal a reality, according to Zarif's senior adviser, H.J. Ansari.
Regional experts and
former U.S. officials with knowledge of Iran's ongoing diplomatic efforts to
save the deal told the Free Beaconthat Europe will soon have to
choose between Iran and being hit with harsh sanctions by the United States.
nothing to lose by waiting a bit to see if Europe is crazy enough to break or
evade U.S. sanctions," said Richard Goldberg, a former senior aide to Sen.
Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) who now serves as an adviser the Foundation for Defense of
Democracies. "It's political theatre that reinforces the notion of a
transatlantic split. Zarif may be able to charm a room of diplomats but he'll
soon find out he can't convince European businesses to commit suicide."
Michael Rubin, a
former Pentagon adviser with close ties to officials, told the Free
Beacon that Iran has started to beg behind-the-scenes with European
allies, a sign that leadership is worried U.S. sanctions could completely
cripple the country and lead to the ruling regime's ouster.
Iranians are begging the Europeans to slap a fresh coat of paint on a
termite-infested house and say it's structurally sound," Rubin said.
"The Iranian strategy has always been to divide and conquer Europe and the
U.S. and this is more of the same."
logic is nonsense: Kerry allowed Iran to have its rewards upfront rather than
calibrate them to compliance," Rubin said. "Iran tried to pull a fast
one and keep its illegal archives and got caught. Remember, if the Iranians
wanted people to invest, all they have to do is stop taking hostages, stop
threatening genocide, and crack down on the corruption of their
an Iran expert also at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, slammed
Kerry's recent shadow diplomacy with Iran, saying it will only further inflame
opponents of the nuclear deal.
"I am not sure
why Iranians are have been meeting John Kerry, an old retired secretary of
State," Ghasseminejad said. "Maybe they are just gathering
information, maybe they hope Kerry can rally the Democrats to support Tehran's
position and the JCPOA, or they may be hopeful that Kerry will run in 2020."