Skip to comments.Kerry says dollar could suffer if US walks away from Iran deal (Will the lunacy ever end?)
Posted on 08/11/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT by Dave346
Kerry also stated that the US walking away from the deal would remove any legitimacy for a potential military strike against Iran should it pursue nuclear weapons.
If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal struck with Iran last month in Vienna and demands that its allies comply with US sanctions, the dollar may soon cease to be the world's reserve currency, the top US diplomat said on Monday.
"If we turn around and nix the deal and then tell them, you're going to have to obey our rules and sanctions anyway, that is a recipe, very quickly .... for the American dollar to cease to be the reserve currency of the world," US Secretary of State John Kerry said at a Reuters Newsmaker event.
He added that it would be impossible for Iran, under the nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers, to create a secret program for developing atomic fuel without the United States being able to detect it.
Kerry acknowledged that Iran had clearly pursued nuclear weapons technology in the past. He said, however, that they had not recently pursued a weapon and their had been a fight within the country over whether they should, a debate that ended with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issuing a fatwa against nuclear weapons.
He said that the hard-liners of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards still want a nuclear weapon, and are opposed to the agreement, but the president and supreme leader have adopted an agreement now in which they say that they never want a nuclear weapon.
Kerry reiterated that there is no better deal, saying that former president George W. Bush had tried to get a better deal and had failed. Iran's nuclear program had only grown during those previous efforts.
"They became a nuclear threshold nation while we had a policy of no enrichment," he said. "Only President Obama has put in to place a program that has rolled back their program. We are already in year two of compliance," he said.
Rejecting the argument of those who say that the deal allows Iran to pursue nuclear weapons after the agreement "sunsets," Kerry said, "The no vote takes 20 or 15 years from now and makes it tomorrow."
The sanctions regime which brought Iran to the negotiating table was "already fraying," Kerry argued, stating that this made making the deal now all the more necessary.
He rejected the argument that the US is strong enough to force its allies to stick to the sanctions regime if Washington walks away from the deal. "Are you kidding me? We'll be able to force them to do what we want them to do after we walked away from a deal?"
Kerry also stated that the US walking away from the deal would remove any legitimacy for a potential military strike against Iran should it pursue nuclear weapons. "Can you imagine Israel and the US taking military action because we forced a situation when we had a deal in place?" he asked.
He reiterated his belief that the deal is the best way to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
"If Iran tries to break out to a bomb we will know it to a certainty," Kerry said. "We have a lifetime of inspection rights any time we have suspicions," he added.
Israel and all of the Gulf states are safer with this deal than without it, Kerry argued.
He said that there is a military option and Obama is prepared to use it if necessary, but he prefers to give diplomacy a chance.
Kerry flop sweat alert...
if the sell=out deal to have Iran aim nuclear ICBMs at America passes .......................there won’t be anyone left to purchase ketchup to support Kerry
“always look for the silver lining on any storm cloud...”
Sure. Here's how:
The Moon won't reflect anymore sunlight
Food will taste bad
Women will refuse to have sex with men
Men will refuse to have sex with women
The Democrats and their fellow travelers will quit adding to the over 50 million preborn humans they have aborted.
Oops. Just kidding...
the Kerry team...
The expert. On everything. I think his next move will be to see if the Iranians want to buy our buffoonium.
Anybody bother to ask the dumbass how and why that would happen? Oh wait... he’s a libtard, never mind.
Anybody know if Hanoi Boi does recreational drugs? He sure does say a lot of goofy stuff.
Open Mic Catches Obama Asking Medvedev for Space on Missile Defense
March 26, 2012
"In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue.
This is my last election, Obama told Medvedev. After my election I have more flexibility.
I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin."
"Shortly after taking office in 1985, Kerry and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa went on a fact-finding trip to Nicaragua, where they met with Daniel Ortega (right) and other Sandinistas. The trip was criticized when the Sandinistas cemented ties with Moscow."
The truth is Kerry never advanced beyond a lt. in the naval reserve. He never held a job of any length outside governement and he married into money. Yes, the definition of a self-made man.
Why are they so freaked out about getting this deal???
Everyone knows it sucks except them...
Could it be they are using reverse psychology? I originally though it was designed to be so bad it would fail so they could move to a whole new THIRD position (their usual ‘repeal to a new position’ strategery)
But they seem to really really really REALLY want this deal to pass- what is in it that we are missing? It can’t just be ‘his legacy’
When it comes to people like Kerry and Obama, it's not about 'ignorance', 'incompetence', 'naivete', etc. They do what they do INTENTIONALLY. They are the enemy within.
It's all about appeasing the Russians. Obama and Co are helping set the stage for a massive Russia comeback. Iran is a pawn of Russia.
So, looks like there is going to be just one option left for Israel.
Goodbye Tehran!!! Whoosh BOOM
I think so.
Why should the Senate have to vote something down like this by super majority?
It should be a simple majority.
What next, first Obama promises a war, Kerry now saying the dollar will crash, I’m waiting for Susan Rice to say the movie industry will collapse and we’ll only be able to watch youtbe video’s for entertainment.
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