As hard as it may be to believe, the Obama Administration is actually considering and will not rule out paying Iran’s Mullahs a $50 billion signing bonus if they agree to an unverifiable deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry to reign in that country’s nuclear bomb program.
Presumably, President Barack Obama would pay this $50 billion “signing bonus” to Iran even if the details of the agreement are not written down on paper and Iran’s terrorist leaders simply promise to comply with some amorphous “understanding” so Obama can point to something as a foreign policy success.
The basis for this report, which first appeared in the Wall Street Journal, stems from comments made by President Obama who said the administration would come up with the cash by releasing tens of billions of dollars in frozen Iranian assets going back decades.
If the payment happens, it would be the largest cash ransom to a terror-backing regime ever.
The payment would include between $30 to $50 billion in cash upon reaching a final nuclear agreement would come in addition to the more than $11 billion in non-cash assets that Iran has already have received in return for an equally unverifiable verbal promise based nuclear deal reached in 2013.
When asked about the $50 billion “on day one after signing”, State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf first dodged the issue and then said she would “look into it” for future comment. Hart did say that: “They’re getting”…”sanctions relief which will continue through June 30.”
Foreign policy experts critical of the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran warn that recent concessions would still allow Iran to continue its nuclear program without international inspectors with access to suspected nuclear sites.
Nuclear expert David Albright, founder of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), has warned that premature sanctions relief could gut the tough inspections of Iran nuclear facilities promised by the Obama administration.
What’s more, the agreement under consideration would allow Iran to keep 1,000 advanced nuclear centrifuges at an underground and fortified one-time military site known as Fordow – centrifuges that would preserve Iran’s ability to produce weapons-grade uranium in just a few weeks Albright said.
A congressional source familiar with ongoing talks with Iran said the administration has caved on key Iranian demands to keep Iran at the bargaining table. The source confided that:
“This is a disturbing yet unsurprising development in a failing series of negotiations.” “Once again, it seems the administration is prepared to make drastic concessions to Tehran in its desperate attempt to reach a deal. As a result, the United States will gamble away its remaining negotiating leverage with nothing to show for it.”
By comparison, a cash infusion of $50 billion into Iran’s economy would exceed all the military aid the U.S. has given to Israel from 1995 to 2014 combined.