John Kerry and Barack Obama pulled this trick to help Iran fund terror
John Kerry and Barack Obama left one giant mess behind for Donald Trump.
The chickens finally came home to roost on the Obama administration’s Iran policy.
And John Kerry and Barack Obama were caught red-handed pulling this trick to help Iran fund terror.
John Kerry and Barack Obama negotiated the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which put the rogue government in Tehran on a glide path to one day acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Donald Trump corrected this mistake and tore up the deal in 2018.
But the Obama policy emboldened Iran to escalate hostilities, which led to Iran firing missiles at two air force bases in Iraq following a U.S. strike, which took out terrorist general Qasem Soleimani.
In a New York Times op-ed Kerry whined that by tearing up the nuclear deal Trump prodded Iran to escalate hostilities.
Kerry argued the Iran nuclear deal was working, but Trump threw it all away, which only empowered Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qasem Suleimani.
“There were no missile attacks on United States facilities. No ships were being detained or sabotaged in the Persian Gulf,” he wrote about the state of the Middle East under the deal. “There were no protesters breaching our embassy in Baghdad. Iraq welcomed our presence fighting ISIS.”
Kerry even said that although Suleimani was a “sworn” enemy of the United States, America benefited from his efforts to fight ISIS.
“Occasionally, when American and Iranian interests aligned, as they did in fighting ISIS, we were the serendipitous beneficiaries of his relationships and levers, as were the Iraqis,” he said referring to Suleimani. “But this was a rare exception.”
This – of course – was not true.
Contrary to Kerry’s words, Iran held 12 American sailors at gun point in 2016 in a humiliating episode for the Obama administration.
In addition, Obama funded the missile attacks Iran launched on the U.S. bases by unfreezing hundreds of millions of dollars in Iranian money – a move John Kerry even said at the time would help Iran fund terror.