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Sanctions Relief From The Clinton-Obama Iran Nuclear Deal Feeds War In Syria

- October 9, 2016

In January 2016, John Kerry Admitted That Some Of The Money Iran Receives From Sanctions Relief Due To The Nuclear Agreement Will Go To the IRGC And Terrorists. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. "You know, to some degree, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented." (Elise Labott, "John Kerry: Some Sanctions Relief Money For Rian Will Go To Terrorism," CNN, 1/21/16)

Secretary Of State John Kerry Conceded That Funds From Iran Sanctions Relief Are Expected To End Up In The Hands Of Terrorists. SORKIN: "Okay, so even if it's the least worst outcome, just to put a fine point on it, do you believe that any of that $55 billion ends up in the hands of terrorists?" KERRY: "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists. You know, to some degree, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that could be prevented, but I can tell you this, right now, we are not seeing the early delivery of funds going to that kind of endeavor at this point in time. I'm sure at some point some of it will. But that has never made the difference of what is happening there. Let me give you an example. The Saudis alone spend $80 billion a year on defense. The entire gulf state community spends $130 billion a year on defense. Iran spends $15 billion a year on its military activities. So, it's so incredibly disproportionate that I believe that working with our gulf state partners, which we are going to do and which we are upgrading, we have the ability to guarantee that they will be secure, that we will stand by them even as we look for this potential of a shift in behavior. (CNBC's " Squawk Box," 1/21/16)

  • Kerry On Funds Going To Terrorists: "I'm Sure At Some Point Some Of It Will." (CNBC's "Squawk Box," 1/21/16)
  • The Associated Press Headline: "Kerry: Some Iran Sanctions Relief Likely To Go To Terrorists" (Matthew Lee, "Kerry: Some Iran Sanctions Relief Likely To Go To Terrorists," The Associated Press , 1/21/16)

"Iran's Role In Destabilizing The Middle East Has Worsened Since Signing The Nuclear Deal." (Editorial, "Iran's Congressional Veto," The Wall Street Journal, 1/4/16)

  • The Washington Post Editorial: Iran Has Aggressively Exploited Loopholes In The Deal And Tried To Create New Ones, Repeatedly Testing Ballistic Missiles Even Though The "U.N. Security Council Resolution That Was Approved In Tandem With The Nuclear Accord Explicitly Calls On Iran Not To Engage In Such Activity." "IRAN HAS complied with the principal terms of the nuclear agreement reached last summer, mothballing much of the infrastructure that could be used for weapons production and shipping enriched uranium out of the country. It also has aggressively exploited loopholes in the agreement and tried to create new ones. Most seriously, it has repeatedly tested ballistic missiles that could be used for carrying nuclear warheads, even though a U.N. Security Council resolution approved in tandem with the nuclear accord explicitly called on Iran not to engage in such activity." (Editorial, "Iran Should Pay A Price For Its Ballistic Missile Tests," Washington Post , 4/6/16)
  • The Syrian Civil War Has Increasingly Turned Into "A Proxy War Featuring Russia And Iran Against The United States And Its Allies." "Syria's conflict has devolved from peaceful protests against the government in 2011 to a violent insurgency that has drawn in numerous other countries. It's partly a civil war of government against people; partly a religious war pitting Assad's minority Alawite sect, aligned with Shiite fighters from Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon, against Sunni rebel groups; and increasingly a proxy war featuring Russia and Iran against the United States and its allies. Whatever it is, it has so far killed 220,000 people, displaced half of the country's population, and facilitated the rise of ISIS." (Kathy Gilsinan, "The Confused Person's Guide To The Syrian Civil War," The Atlantic, 11/15/15)

Secretary Kerry Admitted That Clinton's Nuclear Deal Will Likely Fund The IRGC, Iran's Governmental Arm Responsible For Funding Terrorism And Making Them The Foremost State Sponsor Of Terrorism

National Director Of Intelligence James Clapper: "Iran-The Foremost State Sponsor Of Terrorism-Continues To Exert Its Influence In Regional Crises In The Middle East." "Iran-the foremost state sponsor of terrorism-continues to exert its influence in regional crises in the Middle East through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), its terrorist partner Lebanese Hizballah, and proxy groups. It also provides military and economic aid to its allies in the region. Iran and Hizballah remain a continuing terrorist threat to US interests and partners worldwide. (James R. Clapper, Statement For The Record, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, PP. 10, 2/9/16)

The State Department Released Its 2015 Annual Country Reports On Terrorism On June 2nd, 2016. "On June 2, 2016, the State Department released Country Reports on Terrorism 2015. In addition to fulfilling an important congressional mandate, this report provides us with the chance to review the state of terrorism worldwide and define the nature and scope of the terrorist threat." (Rhonda Shore, United States State Department, 6/7/16)

The State Department's Annual Country Report On Terrorism Listed Iran As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism And Said That They Had Increased Their Activity In 2015. "Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2015, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various groups in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. In 2015, Iran increased its assistance to Iraqi Shia terrorist groups, including Kata'ib Hizballah (KH), which is a U.S. designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, as part of an effort to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and bolster the Asad regime in Syria. Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East. The IRGC-QF is Iran's primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad." (State Department's Annual Country Report On Terrorism, U.S. State Department, Chapter 3-State Sponsored Terrorism, 6/2/16)

"Iran Views The Assad regime In Syria As A Crucial Ally, A Pillar In Its 'Resistance,' And Has Been Funding Hizballah And Shia Terrorist Groups In Efforts To Aid Assad ." "Iran views the Asad regime in Syria as a crucial ally, a pillar in its "resistance" front together with sub-national groups aligned with Iran, and a key link to Hizballah, Iran's primary beneficiary and terrorist partner. In addition to its ongoing support for Hizballah in Syria, Iran continued to provide arms, financing, training, and the facilitation of primarily Iraqi, Afghan, and Pakistani Shia fighters to support the Asad regime's brutal crackdown that has resulted in the deaths of more than 250,000 people in Syria. Iran more openly acknowledged the deaths of Iranian personnel in Syria in 2015, including several senior commanders, and increased Iranian troop levels, while continuing to claim publicly that Iranian forces had only deployed in an advisory role." (State Department's Annual Country Report On Terrorism, U.S. State Department, Chapter 3-State Sponsored Terrorism, 6/2/16)

  • Iran Has Been Assisting Hizballah Rearm Since 2006 And Has Given Their Organization In Lebanon "Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars." "Since the end of the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict in 2006, Iran has also assisted in rearming Hizballah, in direct violation of UNSCR 1701. Iran has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Hizballah in Lebanon and has trained thousands of its fighters at camps in Iran. These trained fighters have used these skills in direct support of the Asad regime in Syria and, to a lesser extent, in support of operations against ISIL in Iraq. They have also carried out isolated attacks along the Lebanese border with Israel." ( State Department's Annual Country Report On Terrorism, U.S. State Department, Chapter 3-State Sponsored Terrorism, 6/2/16)

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