FILE – In this July 2, 2012 file photo, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat escorts a passenger ship, near the spot where an Iranian airliner was shot down by a U.S. warship 24 years ago killing 290 passengers in Persian Gulf. While U.S. President Donald Trump angered Iran with his speech on refusing to re-certify the nuclear deal, Tehran won’t walk away from it in retaliation. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Although the latest ginned up scandal involving Trump has dominated the news the past week, there’s been other, far more important things going on. One of those things was Iran offering to make concessions in response to lifting sanctions.
#BREAKING: Iran president Rouhani: Iran is ready to discuss inserting minor changes, additions, or amendments to the nuclear deal if sanctions are lifted
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) September 24, 2019
At the time I wrote this.
As to how President Trump should respond to this? My opinion is he should laugh in their face. They had their chance to negotiate and save their regime. Let them collapse. It’s not like they can be trusted to hold to any new re-writing of the nuclear deal anyway.
Hilariously, Iran’s garbage regime went to the UN and claimed that the United States had agreed to lift all sanctions just for the opportunity to talk to the Mullahs. That was laughable on its face. Here’s the report on that.
I doubt Trump is reading RedState, but it appears we managed to arrive at the same conclusion, as the President is essentially telling Iran to go take a long walk off a short pier.
Iran wanted me to lift the sanctions imposed on them in order to meet. I said, of course, NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019
So what’s really going on here? Iran is burning. Their economy is collapsing, they have no moves left to make militarily without provoking a war, and their own people are turning against them. Unlike Barack Obama, who sought to prop up this dumpster fire just so he could claim a domestic political victory, Trump has been playing hardball and it’s working.
Iran won’t even have the resources to produce a nuclear weapon if this keeps up and there’s no end in sight for them. Meanwhile, we’ve committed troops to help protect the oil production going on in Saudi Arabia, which only further smothers Iran’s ability to create havoc and drive up the cost of oil.
Iran had grown accustom to being able to rattle their saber and get their way under the Obama administration. Times have changed and it’s left them flailing and lying at the UN in order to try to garner some credibility back with their people. It’s not going to work. No re-upping of the nuclear deal should be on the table. Let these guys burn.
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