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October 11, 2016 12:06 pm

AIPAC: Obama Administration Has Opened Door to Business With Iran’s Top Terrorist Group

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: US State Department.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: US State Department.

With its recent decision to further ease economic sanctions on Tehran, the Obama administration has “opened the door to business with Iran’s leading terrorist group — the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC),” a pro-Israel lobby group said.

In a memo issued on Monday, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said the Treasury Department’s move to allow Iran greater access to the US dollar “accelerates a pattern of undeserved concessions to Tehran as it simultaneously escalates its terrorist activities, ballistic missile tests, and human rights violations.”

Furthermore, AIPAC said, “any long-term success of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) depends on Iran understanding that any violation will lead to swift, certain response. Undeserved concessions going beyond the JCPOA only reinforce Tehran’s propensity to violate its international obligations and ultimately undermine the JCPOA itself.”

AIPAC called on Congress to “press the administration to clarify its policy toward entities controlled in whole by sanctioned entities like the IRGC.”

The administration’s actions vis-à-vis Iran, AIPAC went on to say, “reflect an opaqueness in US decision-making and an emerging pattern of unwarranted leniency.”

“Congress and the president must take corrective steps now and in January to stop undeserved concessions to Iran and hold Tehran accountable,” the memo stated.

After the JCPOA was signed by Iran and six world powers last July, AIPAC urged Congress to reject it. Two months later, AIPAC expressed disappointment in the filibuster used by Senate Democrats to prevent a vote on the deal.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    And let’s be fair. The voices shouting the loudest for this are liberal antisemitic Jews.

  • Larinthian

    Last week, congress overrode Obama’s veto to allow U.S. citizens to sue the Saudi Arabian government for their role in facilitating 9/11. This got me thinking, where has congress been for the last seven and a half years. Much of Obama’s destructive agenda could have been defeated, including the Iranian nuclear “deal.” Why didn’t congress do anything about Obama’s ransom to Iran, which was originally thought to be four hundred million dollars but the real number was 1.7 billion dollars. With each passing day, as Obama’s tenure as president mercifully concludes, he is more destructive and pathological. Obama and sidekick Kerry, should be criminally prosecuted and impeached. But, the congress needs to be impeached as well for allowing a completely out of control and massively corrupt administration to do whatever he wishes with no accountability. This issue underscores the importance of the upcoming presidential election. Regardless if you like him or not, Trump should be supported to win. There is little difference between Hillary Clinton and Obama and Israel’s poor treatment would continue but it would be more covert. Israel needs to stop allowing the relationship with the U.S. to be like a parent and child. Allies or not, Israel must not allow any country to walk all over them.

  • Jim

    AIPAC is the worlds top terrorist group.

  • watsa46

    Obama must have the approval of the GOP!!! Otherwise the GOP would not support Hillary!

  • graylens

    yet another cover up by Obama/hillary/Kerry. NOTHING, NOTHING that we were told about the agreement last year was true. It is clear that the negotiations wre a cover for a sell out by Obama

  • Jonah

    Yes they will ease sanctions against Iran. If you read the Old Testament obama kills two thirds of those living in Israel. I am not pointing out chapter and verse but i will give you a clue, read Zachariah. Now that’s God talking to a prophet. Obama is going to blindside you as your blindly chasing him for a hand out. He is going to squeeze all the blood out of you he can.