The White House used subterfuge to persuade Congress to let Obama cut a deal with the State sponsor of Terrorism.
As the world marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the world learned that the pact came with a hidden side deal favorable to the radical Islamist regime’s atomic ambitions.
Discovery of the secret rider by the Associated Press confirmed again that the White House used subterfuge to persuade Congress to let the President’s handiwork take effect.
Obama’s chief selling point was that, under continuing international inspections, Iran would surrender nuclear materials and repurpose nuclear facilities so that the radical Islamist regime would need at least a year to produce an atomic bomb during the deal’s 15-year term.
The newly disclosed arrangement will enable the mullahs to move faster than originally believed. In year 11, Iran has permission to replace centrifuges that purify uranium to weapons-grade with machines that are five times more efficient than those Iran has used.
The regime will have fewer centrifuges but, according to the Associated Press, they “will allow Iran to enrich at more than twice the rate it is doing now,” potentially reducing the regime’s so-called breakout time from a year to just six months.
Should that happen, the U.S. and allies would have only half a year to stop Iran from producing nuclear weapons — at a time in the future when the easing of economic sanctions will likely have bolstered the country’s strength.
Plainly, having rigged the terms to its benefit, Iran is playing a waiting game, while continuing to test ballistic missiles that could nuke Israel, thus fulfilling the mullahs’ promise to wipe the Jewish state off the map.
Obama used the deal to delay a confrontation with Iran on the fantasy that resumed trade with the world would bring the radical rogues around. He won time. They won power.