Negotiators met once again on Sunday in Vienna to finalize the nuclear deal with Iran before Tuesday’s deadline – the most recent in a string of extensions aimed to keep Iran cooperative. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is unhappy with Western powers, saying they have “collapsed” to all Iranian demands.
Netanyahu continues to worry that the impending deal will not halt Iran’s nuclear progress, but rather give the country more money and resources with which to become a nuclear power, continue worldwide terror operations, and defend the Assad regime within Syrian borders. “What’s coming out of the nuclear talks in Vienna is not a breakthrough, it’s a breakdown,” he said.
The White House knows that Iran has failed to comply with the terms outlined before negotiations began. Yet according to reports, the Obama Administration has yielded on topics that were once considered objectives of the deal.
As it stands, Iran will enjoy sanctions relief in the form of billions of dollars. On top of that, the country will not be forced to allow inspections of nuclear or military sites and will not have to report previous nuclear violations.
It seems the Obama administration is more interested in finishing the deal than what the deal actually says. According to Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser: “We believe that the kiss of the nuke deal will turn the Iranian frog into a handsome prince.”
Can’t they see that Iran’s previous and current behavior does not justify such trust? Netanyahu has good reason to be scared. Even Arab leaders have started to speak out against the nuclear deal.