November 7th, 2013

Stopping Obama’s concessions to Iran

An effort is being contemplated to put some limits on how much Obama can give Iran in the upcoming talks with its government:

An aide to Corker, R-Tenn., confirms to Fox News Corker is considering a proposal that would prohibit the White House from loosening sanctions on the Iranian regime unless it made major concessions on its missile and nuclear programs. Corker’s plans were first reported by The Daily Beast.

Corker’s legislation would require concessions far beyond those currently being considered ahead of Iran’s talks with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany in Geneva.

“We’ve crafted an amendment to freeze the administration in and make it so they are unable to reduce the sanctions unless certain things occur,” Corker told The Daily Beast. “They have the ability now to waive sanctions. But we’re very concerned that in their desire to make any deal that they may in fact do something that is very bad for our country.”

This is an interesting development (more details here). I don’t know whether Corker can muster the votes to pass something like that. I’m also not sure whether Obama would abide by such a rule even if passed. His response might be, “Just try and stop me.”

Obama is about executive power. He has been focusing on domestic policies lately, but that doesn’t mean that foreign policy isn’t important to him, especially Iran. Another one of his longed-for legacies would be some sort of “peace” in our times with that country.

6 Responses to “Stopping Obama’s concessions to Iran”

  1. Mr. Frank Says:

    Didn’t Obama promise that Iran would not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon?

  2. artfldgr Says:

    Another Military Commander Fired — That’s 9 This Year
    The commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Japan, Col. Eric Tilley was dismissed for “lack of confidence”

  3. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Obama is getting ready to sell out Israel & less directly, America. The agreement being ‘negotiated’ has already been made, this meeting is political cover for Obama.
    It turns out that Obama quietly dropped enforcement of the sanctions months ago.

  4. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    It’s widely agreed within the US Military that Obama is purging the military of anyone opposed to the progressive agenda.

  5. Lurch Says:

    Obama to Iranian President Rouhani: “If you like your enrichment program, you can keep it. Period.”

    You know what? I think he means it this time.

  6. Change Iran Now Says:

    The Nuclear talks in Geneva must be built on proven steps to halt its nuclear weapons capacity and not just promises. We should not give them sanctions relief just because they say “Trust us.” Also, The US must include human rights issues as a condition of relief. This is the point where the US had maximum leverage over a regime wanting a deal badly. The US must not give something away without gaining something in return.

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