In a move of unprecedented international irresponsibility, the Obama administration has agreed to an agreement with the nation of Iran that perceivably stands to benefit only the nation of Iran. Importantly, it should be noted that the United States has entered into this agreement under the guise of what is known as “The P5+1.” This group is made up of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (P5), plus Germany (+1). Germany was included, most likely, since it is currently the most active trading partner Iran can claim. Also, the Iranian nuclear program up to this point has been dependent upon acquiring the vast majority of its machinery and software from Germany. So, for the time being the fate of the Middle East has been called into serious question through the actions of these six countries in brokering what amounts to a “sweetheart deal” with Iran.
In fact, it is not too great a summation to call this deal, as did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a “jackpot” deal for Iran as that nation gained nearly everything it demanded and gave up virtually nothing in return! As has been widely reported in numerous media outlets, the benefits to Iran as a result of this deal include access to 150 billion dollars currently frozen in international banks, lifting of the economic sanctions that were enacted to curtail Iran’s open support of terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, the retention of all of its nuclear infrastructure; such as the ability to continue to enrich uranium and produce plutonium at the more than 19,000 centrifuges in Iran. As reported by the Israel National News, this many centrifuges working around the clock could produce a nuclear weapon within approximately six weeks. As part of this new U.S. orchestrated deal, Iran also has the right to limit access of weapons inspectors to only those facilities Iran declares as military facilities. Sadly, this deal gets even worse. Further benefits of this deal to the nation of Iran stipulate that Iran will not have to disclose any information regarding what steps it has thus far taken to develop nuclear weapons. More frighteningly, a 2006 United Nations arms embargo will be lifted allowing countries such as Russia and China to sell weapons to Iran as well as allowing Iran to openly sell weapons to other countries, such as Syria, and the terrorist groups it currently sponsors such as Hezbollah and Hamas. Additionally, the international embargo on countries selling missile technology to Iran would be lifted. This particular detail will no doubt assist Iran in the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching other areas of the Middle East and even the United States. Despite the embargos, Iran has the most diversified ballistic missile arsenal in the Middle East having acquired the majority of its stockpile from foreign sources such as North Korea, Russia, and China. Thus, lifting any weapons embargo will undoubtedly only expedite and expand Iran’s quest for such weaponry.