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September 30, 2015 4:57 pm

Alan Dershowitz: Obama Administration Realized the ‘Criminality’ of Iran Nuclear Deal (VIDEO)

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Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz addresses a rally of Iranian dissidents on Monday. Photo: YouTube Screenshot

The Obama administration, and the congressional allies who supported the Iran nuclear deal, filibustered dissenting lawmakers to stymie debate, because they realized the U.S. is “committing a crime,” international law expert Alan Dershowitz told an audience on Monday.

Speaking to a crowd of Iranian dissident activists, Dershowitz took President Barack Obama to task over the nuclear agreement: “[Obama] realizes that what the United States is doing today amounts essentially to a crime. What is that crime? That crime, and you’re all familiar with it … that crime is providing material support to terrorism,” said Dershowitz.

“What does this deal do? It provides tens of billions, perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars of material support for terrorism. Of every dollar that the Iranians will get, much of it will go to repressing dissent within Iran; the rest of it will go to encouraging terrorism around the Middle East and around the world,” he said.

While the majority of lawmakers in Congress rejected the nuclear deal, supporters were able to successfully filibuster a resolution rejecting the agreement from ever reaching the president’s desk. Dershowitz added that Republicans were “tricked” into passing the Corker bill, which allowed Obama to lift sanctions against Iran unless both houses of Congress were able to muster a two-thirds majority rejecting the nuclear deal.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, meanwhile, hailed the triumph of diplomacy over war on Monday, during his address to the opening U.N. General Assembly, and touted his country’s willingness to cooperate in tackling region-wide terrorism, specifically in Syria and Yemen — two countries embroiled in years-long civil conflicts involving armed groups with support from Tehran.

Critics of the nuclear deal allege that Iran will use the windfall cash — due to be released to Tehran from escrow accounts locked down under the international sanctions regime — to support terrorist groups, among them Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Houthi rebels in Yemen and others. In fact, Iran’s tacit and direct support for some of these groups goes back decades.

Decrying the years of international sanctions, Rouhani on Monday reiterated Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s oft-repeated claim that his country never sought nuclear weapons.

Obama administration officials allege that the nuclear accord effectively staves off the prospect of another Middle East war. They claim that it blocks all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear bomb for at least a decade, at which point some provisions of the agreement, such as the limits on enrichment research and development, begin to expire.

They say that while the deal addresses Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. is still willing to cooperate more closely with its traditional Middle East allies — Israel, the Gulf Arab states, Jordan and others — to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East and its support for regional proxies like Hezbollah.

Watch a video of Dershowitz’s remarks below:

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    If the deal is a crime why doesn’t Congress impeach President Obama? Why did the other members of the P5+1 agree to such a strange deal? Are we seeing Providence revealed?

  • David Held

    Good thing Professor Dershowitz supported Obama in both elections, even writing in the last one how pro-Israel Jews could still support Obama. And now he says that he’s going to vote for Hillary even though she supports the deal.

    Maybe we need leaders and speakers who are willing to withhold their votes from anti-Israel politicians.

  • Max Genghis Cohen

    When the majority party in the land plus the president’s executive office has to resort to filibustering in order to impose its will, then the political process has been turned topsy turvy. The Democratic Party may not realize it yet, but their actions in the deal with Iran, as illustrated by this filibuster, are those of a desperate minority party.

  • Emanuel

    It’ libel, it’s slander…it’s true. I know the Clinton’s would never let someone walk around speaking truth like that. Where is Eric Holder when you need him? It so turns out Politicians only care about their fiefdom and fattening their pockets, forget the country, forget the people, all oaths aside only greed can explain this mess.

  • Jonah

    The Christians were woofing about Obama long before the blinders were removed from Allan. 2Thessalonians 2:9, The coming of the lawless is according to the work of satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders…(such as the Iranian deal), and with all unrightous deception. Lawless do you get that Dershowitz, lawless….he has no regard for the law. To him you are just a Dumn Jew foolishly believing you can expect laws to protect you as he is massing the Islamic troops to ethicnically erase every Jew on this planet. According to the work of Satan, does anyone get that. Satan who most liberal Jews do not believe in must kill all the Jews on this planet because of your ties to the Abrahamic covenant. Islams advantage in this war is they know that to be true. They are acting on scripture the liberal Jew has absolutely no concept of. Muslims cut their teeth on it in the Madrasses and are taught everything they need to know about the end times before they are weened. One thing they are absolutely sure of is that all Jews must be killed. So while you are reading the scripture is Obsma loading their guns for them to make a quick kill. Cameron has finally figured out Obama, after he publically ridiculed Romney. Stupid should be branded on Cameron’s forehead, its to late for him, he drank the Obama koolade and now he is going to lose Britain and Europe. Wake up!….that’s my message to the Liberal Jews, I do not need to warn Israel their eyes are now wide open. It says the Lord will consume him with the breath of his mouth. It takes the Lord and God to repair what Obama will do to this planet. With the breath
    of his mouth he can order a 10 point on the Richter scale for Iran. You can be sure he will not quote corpus juris secundom. You are dealing with THE lawless one spoken of by Daniel, you will be forced to the courts of last resort….weapons….and God.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    If Obama has committed a crime against America, why is he not impeached? Is aiding and abetting terrorism not a considered a felony in American jurisprudence? If so, why is the President of the United States of America, the Commander-in-Chief, not put on trial for putting the safety and security of American citizens in jeopardy?

  • Mark

    If the treasonous Iran deal is legally criminal, why doesn’t anyone sue Hussain Obama?

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