$150 billion for terrorism. No real inspections. A path to a nuclear weapon. Ballistic missiles. #IranDeal
— Carlos Lopez-Cantera (@LopezCantera) September 18, 2015
More, now from Constance Baroudos:
The JCPOA will also spark an arms race with Iran’s neighbors. Saudi Arabia wants to buy 600 new Patriot missile interceptors to support defense missions and promote stability. Many more Middle Eastern allies are expected to arm themselves in response to the Iran deal, likely with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense that shoots down short, medium, and intermediate ballistic missiles in their terminal phase. In the near future, the lack of restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program may cause Tehran’s neighbors to develop their own nuclear arsenals to counter Iranian nuclear attacks, threats and blackmail.
Security concerns do not stop in the Middle East. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Moscow and Tehran have ambitious plans for the development of Iranian nuclear power — Russia has helped Iran build and operate nuclear reactors for many years. Russian President Vladimir Putin also voiced expectations for the elimination of the Romanian and Polish sites of the European Phased Adaptive Approach now that Iran’s nuclear program is “regulated.” Russia’s aggressiveness such as its invasion of Ukraine and violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty demonstrates America must persist with the implementation of missile defenses regardless of Moscow’s desires.
After looking at details of the agreement, it is easy to understand why many members of Congress are enraged with the Iranian nuclear deal. America gave so much to Iran to reach a compromise while Iran gave so little in return.
Ah, but Iran gave us so much — a glorious foreign policy legacy for our Dear Leader.
The fact that other people will have to pay for it, years after he has left office, only makes it that much more glorious.