And now Iran is bragging about its contribution to 9/11 — just the thing to keep in mind in Singapore.
Jed Babbin June 11, 2018
The periodic revelations of scandalous behavior, usually to the detriment of our national security, provide needed remedial courses in the legacy of Barack Obama. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ report last week, showing how Team Obama lied to Congress about money going to Iran for the 2015 nuclear weapons deal, is more instructive than most. Under U.S. and international sanctions, Iran hadn’t been able to access the U.S. banking system for more than thirty years. Billions of dollars were frozen, in U.S. and foreign accounts, which the Iranians were desperate to obtain. In his 2008 campaign, Obama promised open-ended negotiations with Iran without preconditions. The negotiations began a few months after he was inaugurated in 2009 and culminated in the signing of the nuclear weapons deal in 2015.
In July 2015, several top Obama administration officials, including then- treasury secretary Jack Lew, testified that Iran would continue to be denied access to the U.S. commercial banking system. Later that same month Adam Szubin, acting Treasury undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said, “Iranian banks will not be able to clear U.S. dollars through New York, hold correspondent account relationships with U.S. financial institutions, or enter into financing arrangements with U.S. banks.” And, of course, that was true despite the best efforts of the Obama team to enable Iran to do so........To Read More....