The Obama administration has been underhanded in its attempt to use almost $9 million of taxpayer money to purchase nuclear material from Iran, The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. Back in April, an Energy Department spokesperson told the Free Beacon that they "cannot discuss details of the payment until after the purchase is complete". In addition, the event will feature a panel discussion with UANI Chairman and former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center, and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of UANI's advisory board. He promised "snapback" sanctions in the event of such violations, but the U.S.is operating as Iran's trade-promotion agent. "Doing business", said Kerry, "is one of the best ways to create interests and vested goal, if you will, in furthering transformation".
"The administration learned its lesson a few months ago, when their plans to provide Iran with access to the USA dollar were confirmed too early, and then Congress blocked them", said one congressional adviser who works on the Iran portfolio. Not only does it have massive oil and natural gas reserves and bestraddle the Middle East and Central Asia, two of the world's most important oil-exporting regions. The agreement called for caps on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Over the past decade, BNP Paribas, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank have paid billions of dollars in fines for Iran-related activity.
The agreement caused "great optimism" in Iran on "unrelated issues", Baeidinejad said, but those expectations are "fortunately being balanced and adjusted to reality". "We hear that there are many".
The measures would expand existing sanctions, hinder Iran's worldwide financial transactions and prevent the United States from procuring Iran's heavy water. Iran's old customers in Asia and Europe have slowly returned, and the country's market share of global crude exports has returned to a pre-sanctions level.
"There are political leaders in the United States who make Iran out to be the devil and have not understood the goal of this accord", he added.
Obama further said that the United States must be able to take Iran's heavy water, otherwise it could be stored by Tehran and used for arms in the future. FILE - In this September 27, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nat.
The Obama administration also hopes that it can secure Iranian support in resolving the ongoing conflicts in the region, above all in Syria and Iraq. A number of websites also translated an article by Reuters describing attempts by American lawmakers to continue to attempt to derail the nuclear deal by passing legislation against Iran.
The Obama administration announced its opposition to that legislation late Monday evening, claiming it would "interfere" with its efforts to uphold the nuclear agreement.
"That will be a statement to the world: 'You want to buy heavy water from Iran, you can buy heavy water from Iran".
"The JCPOA has significantly constrained Iran's nuclear program, including through the dismantlement of key aspects of the program, and subjects Iran's nuclear program to unprecedented verification and monitoring requirements", the Office of Management and Budget of the White House said in a press release.