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After Republican Debate, Iran Claims Next US President Can’t Discard Nuclear Deal

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Iran's  Deputy Foreign Minister said that the JCPOA prevents the next U.S. president from discarding the deal. PHOTO: Fars News.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister claimed that the JCPOA prevents the next U.S. president from discarding the deal. PHOTO: Fars News.

A senior Iranian official claimed that the nuclear deal agreed last month between world powers and Iran can’t be rescinded by a future U.S. president, semi-official state news agency Fars reported on Sunday.

“There is a paragraph in the agreement which requires the U.S. administration to stop implementation of the sanctions [against Iran] permanently and this means that there won’t be a change once [U.S. President Barack] Obama leaves the office,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi said, addressing a meeting held in Tehran on Sunday to study the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Takht-Ravanchi’s comments come after some candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections pledged to discard the JCPOA if they were to win. The comments were reiterated during a Republican Party primary debate hosted by Fox News on Thursday night.

On Sunday, Takht-Ravanchi also said that he did not foresee any of the countries party to the agreement backing away from the deal, and asserted that it would be a strategic mistake for the United States to do so, since it would pit Washington against the United Nations and isolate the U.S. internationally.

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  • Linda Rivera
    ‘Jewish Schindler’ Saves Dozens of Yazidis and Christians from Islamic State.

    A Canadian Jewish businessman has spearheaded efforts to rescue Iraqi Yazidi and Christian girls from slavery after the girls were captured by ISIS troops, using money donated privately by business contacts.

    The businessman has cited Oskar Schindler, who rescued Jewish children from the holocaust, as his inspiration. Last summer the world looked on in horror as ISIS swept through north Iraq, home to Assyrian and Chaldean Christians, and Yazidis. Hundreds of thousands fled before them, but thousands more starved to death in the desert, or were captured by Islamic forces.

    Girls in particular were bartered for in the markets, standing naked while men bought them as sex slaves. But while most of the west turned off their TV sets, Canadian entrepreneur Steve Maman decided to take positive action.

    Making contacts in Iraq who could negotiate the release of the girls, Mr Maman raised thousands of Canadian dollars to finance a rescue operation, The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq (CYCI).

    Initially he turned to business contacts, mainly fellow Jews who he thanked as being “remarkably generous”, who donated tens of thousands of Canadian dollars to fund the efforts. Last month, he turned to GoFundMe in a bid to raise half a million. So far 120 girls have been freed, but around 2,700 are still being held.

    “I said to myself: ‘I cannot, and will not stand idle. I will not look at the daily reports and stay passive’,” Mr Maman wrote in a statement on the website.

    “The price of a child’s life to remove them from the hands of ISIS is between $1000-$3000. We, as avid consumers, spend that money on gadgets and tools. Why not spend that money to save a life?”

    Most of the girls and women held by ISIS are being used as sex slaves, raped up to 30 times a day by both Islamic fighters and local men, he explained.

    “Some of these children are as young as 8 years old. Not only are they at the mercy of the fighters, but also of the men still residing in Mosul; men of various ages, in some cases over 60 years of age.

    The rapes, abuse, and brutality they suffer at the hands of their captors are beyond imagination.

    “There are many reports of owners that have decapitated innocent children and women because they refused to perform certain sexual acts.

    Those who comply are repeatedly beaten and serve as sex slaves to their owners, as well as their friends and guests, hardly ever limited to one predator at a time.

    “Many young adolescents are sold to brothels, where they are raped 30 to 40 times a day by ISIS fighters.

    The U.N reports that ISIS militants have forced overly abused sex slaves to undergo virginity restoration surgery, up to 20 times after being raped and sold.

    This type of female genital mutilation is gaining popularity as these young girls may command premium prices on the market.”

    Mr Maman has cited Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who saved dozens of Jewish children from the holocaust by buying them from the Nazis to work in his munitions factory as his inspiration.

    “What if someone had told Oskar Schindler that what he tried to do in the time of the Holocaust was incomprehensible and impossible?” he asked, adding: “Nothing is impossible.”

    So far CYCI has raised nearly C$120,000, and freed 120 girls, with more being released each week. But while the campaign’s donations page has been shared more nearly 3000 times on Facebook alone, just 152 people have actually donated cash.

    And Mr Maman has told The Tablet that his appeals to more than 60 church organisations in Canada, including national bodies and parishes in Montreal, have failed to secure a single donation.

    “This is a finite problem that can be solved with money,” he said. “We need Christians to open up at the same rate as my Jewish friends have.”


  • ConradCA

    McConnell is betraying our country and helping Tyrant Obama the Liar implement this surrender agreement with Iran. He easily could kill it, but chooses not to.

    When you read the section of the constitution that gives the Senate the power of consent to treaties it’s clear that this power is independent of the actions of the President. It doesn’t matter what he calls his treaties. It doesn’t matter that he refuses to submit them to the Senate for ratification. It is up to the Senate to decide whats a treaty and to take a vote on it’s ratification.

    McConnell could declare that this “agreement” with Iran is a treaty and requires ratification by the Senate. Then he could schedule a vote on ratification ASAP which would make it null and void when the Senate rejects it. As the Senate is following the constitution there is nothing that Tyrant Obama the Liar could do accept complain about racism.

    McConnell is betraying our country and should be removed from office.

    • Matthew Allen

      AMEN !

      I couldn’t have said it better myself !

      I have taught Government and History for a number of years, and the majority of American citizens don’t understand (or don’t care ) that the current President is playing semantic games, and trying to run an end run around the Constitution’s clearly stated separation of powers (What else is new with this President ?))
      He has shown a clear pattern of governing by proclamation, wherein if he states his opinion long enough, and loudly enough (along with his sycophants in the mainstream media) it somehow magically becomes reality (Does this remind anyone of the governing pattern and style of other rulers who have appeared throughout history , such as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and many other examples ?)
      When a leader will not tolerate debate, and simply smears and attacks those who disagree, or point out that he is acting outside the parameters of his office (as is their right and duty as representatives of the people who voted Senators and Congressman into office) it should be a loud warning signal that the leader either is ignorant of the Constitution , or is willfully disregarding the Law of the nation ( for his own political gain, or pursuit of a failed ideology) !

  • ConradCA

    Treaties are binding on the USA. Agreements that haven’t been ratified by the Senate aren’t.

  • stephen syat

    why moderate my message

  • stephen syat

    Please be advised that Obama is a muslim sympathizer and Jew hater except for j st jews like axelrod I will say he is a muslim and a lover of rev wright how could he be a member of the church and not know what this vicious animal said about jews even if he never attended church but the dumb jews voted for this fraud of a person invented by self haing jew George Soros

    • stephen syat


    • ConradCA

      The Jews that support Tyrant Obama the Liar and the Democratic party aren’t really Jews. Their religion is progressive fascism and they worship the idea of a utopia where they control a one party state and thru it every aspect of society. A utopia that is identical in every significant respect to the utopias created by Communists, Muslims and Nazis.

      The words that they used to justify this evil are irrelevant. The only thing that matters that they want to enforce their will on the rest of society.

  • judorebbe

    Iran’s Supreme Leader is taking his cue from America’s Supreme Leader. – This is predicated upon there not being an “emergency crisis” that will “necessitate” the imposition of martial law, thereby causing the Nov 2016 election to be “postponed”. (Such as several Fergusons and Baltimores, on steroids, simultaneously. Remember, black lives matter, and Soros is paying.)

  • Noel Eliscu

    Maybe it would be the best thing for the US to leave the UN and withdraw all our troops from everywhere. The UN is not a democratic body but a body that supports most everything the US is against

  • Ruckweiler

    To the Iranians I say: Just watch!

  • The UN and the US have been competing for first place for years. The UN wants WORLD control and US was their largest and most difficult obstacle until Obama. There can only be ONE final authority and it seems tome to me, sadly, that the UN has that position in hand. I do not agree with that turn of events. I like US sovereignty.

  • NO COMMENTS SINCE SLY AND SNEAKY AIRTEL IS INTERCEPTING AND ABOVE APPEARING NAM AND E MAIL ID WITH SITE NAME ARE NOT PROPER AND REASON BEHIND NOT COMMENTING ISbharti airtel practiced a blunder as it interfered in affairs with israel intelligence for personal benefits and such malpractices are very usual for airtel as it keeps on stealing privacy and thus generates revenues.Anyways this time intercepting Mossad an ISRAEL INTELLIGENCE UNIT now would pull airtel into probe courts thus subjecting airtel to a penalty of USD $6 BILLION AT THE LEAST AIRTEL HAS TO PAY

  • JohnWV

    “While we’re at it, how about a Citizens for a Nuclear Free Israel effort as well? No need for nukes anywhere in that part of the world. If they give up their nukes, I’m sure the Iranians will as well.” (GKSanDiego in The Hill 7/17/2015)

    • David

      The Iranians have much bigger targets than Israel in their sights: try all the Gulf States, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon plus the rest of the sand dunes that the Sykes Picot agreement turned into Arab “kingdoms” many years ago.

      There has not been any peace there and an Iran with Nukes isn’t going to change things: except for the worse!

    • Reform School

      Pacifists, appeasers and snakes-in-the-grass got us World War Two. Which are you?

  • Another paragraph coming to light and this time by the Iranian’s themselves!
    On op of that they have the audacity to further demand and dictate. WHAT KIND OF DEAL DID OBAMA AND KERRY AGREED TO?

  • martin

    what deal Russia broke it already by allowing general salami to meet putin in Russia hes on the ban list for travelling anywere outside of iran

  • Paul Grad

    Since this is an unConstitutional “deal”, it certainly can be abridged by the next Administration. The Constitution clearly states that Treaties are to be made by Congress, in consultation with the President, and this so-called deal is clearly a treaty, but it was not made by Congress, so it is not Constitutional. Senior Iranian officials do not tell us what is and is not Constitutional. Thomas Jefferson would spit on this deal, and so would Bertrand Russell.

    • ConradCA

      The president negotiates treaties with the advice of the Senate and the Senate consents or rejects them.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Obama complained about Israel trying to influence US decisions about its unholy pact with Iran.

    I wonder how he feels about Iran telling the US what it may or may not do. Ecstatic, no doubt.

  • I don’t know what Israel is waiting for again. It is time to let the Muslim world especially the Arabs to know that there is power beyond them. They are minority and they can’t rule us with violence.

  • Elisheva

    Why can’t we readers see the 15 comments to this article? Please SHOW them!

  • John rowan

    If Iran renegs on inspection we do as we please. They talk as if deal has been been sent through,,,,,,,,, not!!!!!

  • Any way we have to appreciate the intelligence of Iran in finding out matters. Since America has become the melting pot of various cultures and ideologies and its thinking of world police status it has become a buddha and will not strike at it. Moreover it is sure that the republicans will not win because the buddhists, muslims, Hindus and the catholics will not vote for it

  • howiej

    If the U.S. is pitted against the U.N, I hope that there will be other nations to make up all of the money that the U.S. will no longer be sending them. As for the Iranian declaration that a future president cannot cancel the deal, it is an agreement with Obama and his administration, not a Treaty between the U.S. and Iran.

  • RiverKing

    Jihadists may be suicidal; Americans are not.

    • Reform School

      Communist National Public Radio has pushed Barry Obama, like a god (and his wacky politics) since hior his 2008 run for President began. How do they keep the 501 (c) tax exemption with their forbidden political activity?

  • Shalom-Hillel

    “Snapback” is just another lie. Does this kill the deal finally?

  • Milhouse

    He can say whatever he likes, but it isn’t true. It doesn’t matter what the agreement says; the President has already said he’s not even going to bother asking the senate to ratify it, so it isn’t a treaty, and has no legal status. Just because this president chooses to follow it doesn’t mean future presidents have to do the same.

    • ConradCA

      You need to realize that it’s not up to the president to decide what is a treaty and requiring Senate ratification. It’s up to the Senate alone.

  • nelson marans

    Unfortunately with President Obama still having seventeen months in office, the damage will already have been done to Israel and our other allies by the accord. With sanctions lifted worldwide and Russia and China supplying military equipment to Iran, the present administration has become complicit in the Iranian effort to destroy Israel.

  • Jack Holan

    First Congress had better ask the President what and the Hell he has done. If no such paragraph exists he needs to go on National TV during Prime-time and make a statement to this effect, send a Presidential letter to Iran witnesses by Congress and convey the same through emissaries from each of the P5+1. If the President did make such an agreement Congress needs to Deep6 this Deal

    • Reform School

      Lobbying the Security Council BEFORE Congress can react suggests Obama’s balls are bigger than his mouth. His brand of treason is unprecedented. Congress needs to Deep 6 this President, and his kaputulation of America!

  • harri

    news alert persians; you’re NOT the boss of us

  • Bruce Richardson

    There was no advice and consent by the United States Senate so the “deal” is between the Obama administration and Iran. Once President Obama’s term of office expires, so does the “deal.” Whether countries back away from the deal depends largely upon Iran’s behavior. If she continues to wage a terrorist war on the United States and her allies, it would be ludicrous to assume that the next President would be continue President Obama’s deal with the Iranians.

  • Michael Fox

    No individual, not even Emperor Obama can tie the hands of America indefinitely to any political international agreement. I don’t care what that agreement says. If there was any semblance of truth to that Iranian official’s statement, Congress would easily override any Obama veto.

    Wake up America. This is your country and no matter what your political party, this is urgent. Get involved. Call your congressmen now and tell them the longer this stinking fish of a deal is exposed to the heat of sunlight, the more it stinks.

  • Rosewood11

    Wanna bet, Iranian Sand-______!?!